June 28, 2024
3 p.m.


June 28, 2024
2 p.m.



James Marcus “Marc” Sholar passed on Saturday June 22, 2024 just nine days after a terminal cancer diagnosis. Marc was born in Asheboro, North Carolina on October 22, 1964 to Edsel W. Sholar and Peggy Y. 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.

On December 30, 1994, Marc married the love of his life, Stacey Byrd Sholar, whom he was with for 30 years. They enjoyed traveling together, including treasured trips to New York City, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara, and countless weekends seeing their children. After a brief period in Tampa, Florida they settled in Morganton, North Carolina where they raised two children, Sarah and Ben. There was nothing Marc was more proud of than his family, which he told them until he was no longer able.

Marc 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 Panther’s games with his son, going to concerts with his daughter, and grilling burgers and dancing in the kitchen on Saturday nights with his wife.

Marc is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Stacey Byrd Sholar, of nearly 30 years, as well as his two adoring children, Sarah Sholar Rickerman (Josh) and Ben Sholar, dear family friends, Keith and Karen Breedlove, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins whom he loved dearly. He is preceded in death by his mother, Peggy Y. Sholar, father, Edsel W. Sholar, and brother, Gregory Y. Sholar.

The family thanks Dr. Deborah Davis and Dr. Marty Gessner for their endless support during his sickness. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marc’s memory to First Baptist Church of Morganton or the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation.

A Celebration of Marc’s Life will be held at 2pm, Friday, June 28, 2024, at First Baptist Church Morganton with the Rev. Dr. Thomas A. Bland Jr. officiating. The family will greet friends following the service.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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I am so sorry to hear of Marc's passing. Marc was a high school classmate and good friend. Marc was always friendly and kind. It is lovely to read about his life and family and I know he will be sorely missed. My condolences and blessings to Marc's family.

—Susan Barefoot Goodykoontz
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Prayers for the family in Jesus name. Marc was most certainly an upstanding gentleman. Only great memories of our time at St.Johns Lutheran in Asheboro back in the day. Blessings and peace!

—David Nolan

Stacey, Sarah, and Ben, Friday's celebration-of-life service was a lovely confirmation of everything that I have experienced over the last 17 years — and a resonant tribute to the remarkable, delightful, jocular, warm, sharp, and utterly decent force that is Marc Sholar. Leah and are sending 1,000,000 hugs across the country right now. With love and admiration, Dan Snierson

—Dan Snierson

Stacey, Sarah, and Ben – My deepest condolences for your loss, and I pray that God will assuage your sorrow and bless you with peace knowing Marc touched so many people in such a positive way in his life. I consider myself fortunate to have known Marc and to have worked with him for many years in the furniture business. He was a man of faith, great love and commitment to family, and who conducted himself with honor and integrity – He did it right, and I will miss my friend.

—Ray Harding

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Marc’s illness and passing. I meet Marc many years ago in our hometown of Asheboro. We later Renewed our friendship when he started representing Universal Furniture. Marc was a wonderful, caring person. To his family you are in my thoughts and prayers. Marc will be missed.

—Jo Blackwell

Hello Stacie, you probably don’t remember me, my name is Rick Winningham, I was one of the workers on the bedroom/bathroom renovation a few months ago. When I heard the news about Marc this afternoon, I was in shock. The few times that I talked to him, he impressed me as a devoted family man and a good guy. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. He will be fondly remembered. Sincerely, Rick Winningham.

—Rick Winningham
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I had the opportunity to work with Marc at two different companies over the last 20years. Marc was a great guy, always quick with a smile or a compliment. He was always insightful and considerate and will be missed. He is gone far too early and I offer my condolences and prayers to his family. Neil MacKenzie

—Neil MacKenzie

Mrs. Sholar, Wanted you to know that I was fortunate to have known your husband in Universal Furniture Customer Service. Marc was always smiling when he'd stop by to pick up catalogs, fabric swatches, etc when collateral was supplied from High Point corporate office. Always stopping by to speak to each & everyone of us in customer service. Not about work. But, just to say hi with a grin. All his Customers valued Marc in all he did each week for them as dedicated salesperson. Respected by all. You & your children are in my prayers in time ahead. Deepest condolences, Carla Bond Universal Furniture Customer Service Dept.

—Carla Bond
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I worked with Marc for 10 years and he was so sweet. My prays for the Sholar family. Amanda Edwards

—Amanda Edwards