Laurin Purcell Marlow Jr.


Laurin Purcell Marlow Jr. was raised in Dallas by his loving parents, Laurin Purcell Marlow Sr. and Frances Hill Marlow.

As a child, he attended University Park schools, continuing on to New Mexico Military Institute for high school.

Returning to Dallas, he graduated from SMU, active in the SAE Fraternity. From there he entered the Air Force, where he was a lieutenant for five years.

Returning home, his love of photography convinced him to take over the family chain of Marlow’s Camera Stores. He was also very involved with the Salesmanship Club and a longstanding member of the Dallas Country Club, and active in Saint Michael’s and All Angels Episcopal Church, where he served on the vestry and sang in the choir.

Larry and his wife, Patti, retired to Granbury in 2006, until he went on to be with our Lord and Savior on Fathers Day, with many family members gathered to celebrate his life.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Bair Marlow, sons Laurin Purcell Marlow III and wife Sheryl Sclater, John Scott Bond, Lisa Bond Moody, daughter Lesley and Thomas Stephen, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Dad will always be remembered for his love of sports, cooking, and fishing. He will be in our hearts forever.

Service: Saturday, June 29, 2 p.m., at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 3600 Fall Creek Highway, Granbury, Texas 76049.

Reception following at Stephen residence. Directions at church service.