Keith Evan Marlowe

keith marlowe

November 14, 1961 ~ June 24, 2023

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Keith Evan Marlowe, 61, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2023 at his residence after a courageous 3 year battle with brain cancer.

Keith was born in Asheville to Carolyn Sue Stikeleather Marlowe and the late Roy Weldon Marlowe. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy “James” Marlowe and a baby brother, Phillip and a sister, Theresa.

Keith’s whole career was as a radiation therapist which highlighted his compassion and empathy. He started at Mission Hospital, his career took him to Macon, GA, Atlanta, GA and back to Asheville to GenesisCare. Keith had many loves that filled his and Rick’s life, they loved traveling and taking adventures together, remodeling their homes, listening to music and watching movies, vacationing at the beach and adding to their many collections. Keith had a great sense of humor with a quick wit. His smile lit up any room he was in. He was an excellent grandfather and uncle and loved his family with all his heart.

He is survived by his husband of 32 years, Richard “Rick” Dunham; his mother, Sue Marlowe; a brother, Scott Marlowe (Missie); stepson, Jeremy Dunham (Robyn); several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and grandson, Carter Dunham.

A visitation will be held on Friday, June 30, 2023 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian.

A memorial service will follow the next day on Saturday at 2:00 pm at the funeral home, with a livestream starting at 1:50 PM on this page (see just below the obituary text for a link to the stream). A private interment will take place at a later date by the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society; and condolences may be made to

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Visitation: June 30, 2023 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Memorial Service: July 1, 2023 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Keith, my friend for over 30 years. We have so many happy memories. I will miss you my friend but I know that you are in a beautiful place. I will be on the lookout for Duck signs 🙂
    Love you so much..

  2. I worked in the same building with Keith for 3 years. He always had a smile on his face. Such a sweet, kind man that will be missed by many. I pray that all is family find peace during this difficult time. 🙏🙏

  3. Keith you were like a brother to me we grew up together and I will never forget the fun times we shared, God blessed me with the best brother ever. I’m so very greatful that I had you in my life. I love you and will see you again one day.

  4. We love you, Keith & wish one of these candles looked like a chocolate covered cherry. Or a can of Coke Zero.
    Angela & David Abraham – Canberra, Australia

  5. I’m going to miss you, Keith Evan! Thank you for all the joy you brought into my/our lives. RIP Kiethie

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