OBITUARY

Donald Earl Rouse

August 21, 1945May 12, 2020
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Donald Earl Rouse, 74 of Wilmington, NC passed away on May 12, 2020.

Donald was born on August 21, 1945 in Duplin County, NC son of the late Herman and Lillian Rouse. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Elwood Rouse; 3 sisters: Linda Giles, Dorothy Boshky and Mary Richardson. Donald proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. After retiring from the Post Office, He created a landscaping business that he truly enjoyed. He also enjoyed fishing and golfing but what he truly loved was his family. He was a great Husband, Father, Grand Father and Great-Grand Father. He loved his family and always took care of them. He was a man of faith and a member of First Baptist Church of Leland.

Donald is survived by his wife Kay G. Rouse; daughter, Donna (Lamar) Holden; son, Brian (Marsha) Rouse; grandchildren: Whitney (Shawn), Josh, Tyler, and Sophia; great-grandchildren, Shane, Elizabeth and Skyler and a special nephew, John Boshky.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic continuing advisability of social distancing, Visitation will be held from 1:00pm to 3:00pm on Friday, May 15, 2020 at Coble Funeral & Cremation Service at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 1155 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28412. Funeral Service will start at 3:00pm with Rev. Steve Ellis officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.coblegreenlawn.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 15, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, May 15, 2020

  • Committal Service with Military Honors

    Friday, May 15, 2020

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Governor and Brenda Locklear

May 18, 2020

Dear Kay and Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. Governor and Brenda Locklear

Morry & Linda Watkins

May 14, 2020

Dear Kay and family,
Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Don was a very special person and will be missed by all who knew him as their friend.

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