Donald Henry Rouse

February 19, 1940 - August 28, 2019
Donald  Henry Rouse

Donald Henry Rouse, age 79 of Raleigh and formerly of Wilmington passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at the SECU Hospice in Smithfield, NC.

Donnie was born on February 19, 1940, to John Woodrow Rouse and Alma Lewis Rouse Thompkins. He was a proud veteran, serving in the Army National Guard and the US Coast Guard. He was a retired industrial welder and commercial fisherman. Donnie was a member of Ocean Isle Beach Assembly of God.

Donnie is survived by his wife, Perry Anne Manning Rouse; son, Danny Rouse and wife Jan of Willow Spring, NC; son, Jerry Taylor, and wife Lisa of Wilmington; five grandchildren Anna Johnson, Heather Sullivan, Jessica Helms, Daniel Rouse, and Josh Rouse, seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; brother Harry Rouse and sister, Kitty Sasser and nieces and nephews. Remembered is his daughter, Debra “Debby” Rouse Fowler who passed away July 23, 2018, and a brother John Woodrow Rouse, Jr.

Donnie loved his God, family, and country, and had a gift of finding humor in any given situation. He had an infectious laugh that all will remember.

The family will receive relatives and friends 1-2 Saturday with the funeral services at 2 pm Saturday, August 31, 2019, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel officiated by Pastor and dear friend, John Chase of Ocean Isle Beach Assembly of God. Burial will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to one of Donnie’s favorite charities, Christians United for Israel.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099

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  • August 30, 2019
    JOHN LAWSON says:
    MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS, COMFORT, AND GIVE THE FAMILY PEACE...DONNIE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED....

  • August 30, 2019
    Jamie Martin says:
    Sending much love and prayers to you all!

  • August 30, 2019
    Jerry Taylor says:
    You are now flying high with the angels and reunited with your beautiful daughter. Heaven has gained another good and faithful servant! We will miss you and your amazing smile but know we will see you again! Love you! Jerry and Lisa

  • August 31, 2019
    Suzie Brezinski says:
    So sorry for your loss Perry! We love you at Island Cardiology and all of the girls send their love too! Dr B sends his condolences.

  • September 01, 2019
    Sue Fletcher says:
    We are so sorry for your loss. What a sweet, gentle soul Uncle Donnie was. How we wish we had had so much more time with him! We're sure there was a lot of rejoicing going on as he entered Heaven's gates! Love you all. Tim and Sue