- March 5, 1966 - March 17, 2017
- Charleston, South Carolina
of Brian's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brian Carlow Memorial Fund, Wells Fargo Bank.
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“Janell, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I'm thinking of you and your children and sending a long distance hug to each of you.
1 of 22 | Posted by: Leigh Zimmerman - Saginaw, MI
“So very sad to hear about Brian's sickness and passing. We as a family spent many a day with Brian at Garrett, whether through playing football with...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Laurie Barfield - SC
“Janell, So sorry that you and your children lost Brian. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.Love, Mary Jane Waltz
3 of 22 | Posted by: Mary Jane Waltz - Livermore, CA
“Janell and children-
We are so very sorry for your loss. Brian did things the right way, he is the perfect example of good going young. You are in...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: A friend
“Praying for you and your family, Brian was my bus driver in high school, I always liked and respected him.
5 of 22 | Posted by: Mark Craven - Summerville, SC
“So sorry for Brian's passing. Very sad that someone that has offered so much to his family, friends, and the community, is gone WAY, WAY too early. ...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Jeff Thomas - Summerville, SC
“I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with his father at the shipyard. I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers. Louise Christensen,...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: A friend
“So Sorry for the loss of Brian. He was a roommate, teammate, and most importantly friend! I pray that the Carlow family will cherish every memory! ...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Chris Wise - Blacksburg, VA
“I worked with Brian for many years at Nucor. I can truly say he was a good man. My condolences to the family.
9 of 22 | Posted by: Eric Conyers - Mount Pleasant, SC
“Just so hard to believe! Have known the Carlow family for so many years! Will never forget Brian came to my hair salon and had his first accident,...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Wanda and Harris - Summerville, SC
“Jannell, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved you both. You were a beautiful family. I still remember Morganne always sitting in his lap in the boat....Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Karen Brabham - Charleston, SC
“I only met Brian once while visiting my niece Deanna Bentley and her family including Karen and our precious Lane. I remember how delightful the...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Anne Gibson - Canton, MS - friend
“Rest in piece Brian. Heaven has gained another Falcon to watch over us. Prayers to the Carlow family during your time of sorrow.
13 of 22 | Posted by: Trudy Heisterhagen-Cross - SC
“I still remember you playing for Garrett...sending prayers for your family...
14 of 22 | Posted by: Carla Frasier - North Charleston, SC
“My prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
15 of 22 | Posted by: A friend
“Rest in peace dear Brian.
16 of 22 | Posted by: Brenda Waters Smith - FL
“I've known the Carlow family since the early school days. Brian was always such an awesome kind friend to everyone. His smile was contagious. My...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Kim Lunsford DeVita - Summerville, SC
“C-low was a good teammate, and even better friend to me at Newberry.
18 of 22 | Posted by: Mike White - Greenwood, SC
“So sorry for your loss my prayers are with your family he was a friend that is going to be missed dearly may God give you confront through this he is...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Ann Hicks - N.Charleston, SC
“Bonnie Church and family, Just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
20 of 22 | Posted by: Mary Zayas - North Charleston, SC
“Words can't convey how much you'll be missed BC. So glad you are in a better place with no more appointments, needles, tests or procedures. Even...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Scotty Peek - N. Charleston, SC
“I have no idea why, but on Friday I randomly looked at your Facebook page, Janell. I quickly learned about Brian's passing. I am so sorry. Sending...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Peyton Galatolie
Brian Everett Carlow, 51, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Janell Mobert Carlow entered into eternal rest Friday, March 17, 2017. The family will receive friends on Tuesday March 21, 2017 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary Service following. His Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Old St. Andrews Parish Church, 2604 Ashley River Road at 3:00 p.m.
Brian was born March 5, 1966 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, to Roy Lyman Carlow and Bonnie Jean Morris Church. Brian was a Lead Mill Adjuster with Nucor Steel for 17 years. Brian led a fun filled life - family, sports and friends were his truest passions. After graduating Garrett High School in 1984 he went on to play football at Newberry College and was red-shirted, graduating in 1989. He then played American Football in Italy. He taught and coached at Goose Creek High School for a short time with coaching being his love. Brian met his wife Janell on a flight while she was working as a flight attendant, they married and had 3 gorgeous children. He was friends to so many.
Brian was an amazing husband and extremely proud father. He enjoyed golf, playing softball and loved most every sport. He was a lifelong devout Red Sox baseball fan, NC Tar Heels fan and Clemson Football fan. Brian was a warrior in every sense of the word, he fought through leukemia in 2007 and worked while undergoing chemotherapy from his diagnosis last January. It is truly challenging to sum up his life in short as he is, and will always will be loved by so many.
He is survived by his caring wife of 17 years, Janell Carlow of Charleston, SC, mother and step-father, Bonnie Church and James Jacobs of Charleston, SC; father and step-mother, Roy and Linda Carlow of Ladson, SC; three phenomenal children daughter, AvaGrace Dyann Carlow (9), two sons, Grayson James Carlow (12), Bentley Lyman Carlow (14) all of Charleston, SC; two sisters, Karen Carlow McKamey (Lance) of Charleston, SC, Beth Carlow Morgan (Chad) of Summerville, SC; brother, Jeffrey Barton Carlow of Ladson, SC; four nieces, Ava Morgan, Lane Bentley, Lauren and Leah Fruehling; three nephews, Jonah Jackson, Charles Morgan, and Colt Parson. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Doris and Lyman Carlow, Joe and Irene Morris.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brian Carlow Memorial Fund, Wells Fargo Bank.