Captain Roger Alton Gales

February 22, 1970October 18, 2018

Captain Roger “ Capt. Rog aka Super Rog” Alton Gales, age 48, of Shallotte passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at UNC Chapel Hill Medical Center, Chapel Hill, NC.

He was born in Whiteville, NC on February 22, 1970, the son of David and Debbie Gales of Shallotte.

“Capt. Rog” was a devoted family man, as well as an avid fisherman and shrimper. He was affiliated with The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 25 as a Boatman for many years. He was a Charter Captain with Capt. Brant’s Fishing Adventures and Ollie Raja Charters. He was always smiling and would light up the room with his laughter, and was always willing to help anyone that needed it. Roger never met a stranger and loved life to the fullest, he will truly be missed by all that knew and loved him.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Darla Fox-Gales of the home; a daughter Paisley Gales “his entire world”; a brother, Henry Gales and wife, Kimberly of Shallotte; two sisters, Vanessa Taylor and husband, Trent also of Shallotte and Amy McMullan and husband, Brant of Ocean Isle Beach; twelve special nieces and nephews along with a host of family and many friends.

A celebration of his life will be held at six o’clock in afternoon on Thursday October 25, 2018 at United Vision Pentecostal Church by Reverend Maurice Milligan and Reverend Landis Lancaster officiating, with a reception following the services in the Fellowship Hall at the church.

There will be a time of visitation from four to six o’clock prior to the services at the Church.

Online condolences may be sent to

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent: Captain Roger Legacy Fund, P. O. Box 895 Shallotte, NC 28459 or to

A service of White Funeral and Cremation Service Shallotte Chapel. 910-754-3333


  • A Time of Visitation Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • A Celebration of his life Thursday, October 25, 2018

Captain Roger Alton Gales

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Steven Cumbie

October 25, 2018

Roger will be truly missed by all his classmates that he went to school with. Roger always had a smile and would always brighten your day by doing something funny in the hallways or just being ROGER. He will definitely be missed by me and I will surely treasure all the times I was around him or hanging out with him. What an outstanding human being and I pray that God keeps his loving arms around his family and give them the strength they need. We love you Roger and can't wait to see you again one day.
P.S. Don't catch all those fish up there without me.

Jaime Waters

October 21, 2018

Roger always smiling always had a friendly word to say. My kids truly loved to see you when you came to Maryland to visit. You will be truly missed. From the the kids of the late Michael Somers Sr they want to send their condolences to the family and their love ❤️ so sorry Aunt Debbie and UncleDavid for your loss. You guys are forever in our prayers. Rest easy Roger

Steven Stoutland

October 20, 2018

Thanks Roger I will remember our fishing trip. You hooded it and gave me pole. The joy in your face to see me real it in. You were such a giving person so sorry for Darla and Paisley you’re in my prayers .

Suzanne Lewis

October 20, 2018

I only had the privilege of knowing Roger for around 15yrs. I want to start by saying how SORRY I am.
Roger & Darla opened their home to me & my 2 cats many yrs ago. They showed me what a real relationship should look like. Years later, I met my husband, because of them. Roger was the brother I never had! We would drive each other crazy sometimes, lol! (I think it was our hair color) He would play jokes on me, say things just to see if I'd believe him (& I always did) & we'd just laugh. The 3 of us (then 4 when I got married) ALWAYS. HAD. FUN. TOGETHER. From playing games & having get togethers to our late shenanigans, to starting our families & just spending family time together. Those 15yrs.....will never be forgotten. ♥️
RIP Capt Rog
Love Suzanne Jesse Elle & Evie

Michelle Rangel

October 20, 2018

Rest easy my friend. In the hands of The Lord.
I remember when I moved to N. C.
I would go to your house with Tiffany or Sheila and it was always so fun!!! You and Henry, lol! 😄 The girls were still kinda young. 💕
You.... You were one of a kind!
God bless your soul and your family! Love and prayers for peace, strength and understanding. 🙏🙌💖