Veteran sales rep Marc Sholar dies at 59

MORGANTON, N.C. — Longtime furniture sales rep James Marcus “Marc” Sholar, 59, died June 22, nine days after a terminal cancer diagnosis.

Sholar was born Oct. 22, 1964, in Asheboro, N.C., to Edsel and Peggy Sholar. He graduated from Asheboro High School in 1983 and entered the Merchant Marines for a stint before attending High Point University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in home furnishings. He had a 30-year career as a furniture manufacturer’s sales rep for both Stanley Furniture and Universal Furniture.

Sholar was an incredibly kind, thoughtful, and charismatic individual. He was a fierce protector of his family and friends, and always made sure to tell people how much he loved them. He was the first to laminate a photo of you in the newspaper and leave it in your mailbox. He was a friendly face to all, so much so that his children often chastised him for talking to too many people after Sunday morning service at First Baptist Church of Morganton. He found lots of joy on the golf course and attending Panthers games with his son, going to concerts with his daughter, and grilling burgers and dancing in the kitchen on Saturday nights with his wife, Stacey.

Sholar is survived by his wife, two children, several nieces, nephews and cousins and family friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

A celebration of Sholar’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, June 28, at First Baptist Church Morganton. The family will greet friends following the service.

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