Earl Eason Gay, Jr.

March 30, 1958 - July 8, 2019
Earl Eason Gay, Jr.

Earl Eason Gay, Jr. passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

Born on March 30, 1958, the son of the late Earl Eason and Barbara Pickett Gay, Sr. He was an insurance salesman.

Surviving is his Step-Mom Lois R. Gay, son Earl E. Gay, III, daughter Ashley Miksch, brothers Robert Fogleman and Michael Gay, sister Karan Cline, four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 4:00 PM Friday, July 12, 2019, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. The family will see friends from 3 PM until service time.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


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  • July 09, 2019
    Rosa Lee Gay says:
    Earl, As I watched you grow from infancy to manhood, I saw this strong, handsome young man fight many battles and you won them all. We enjoyed many fun times with parties, oyster roasts, kid games with all these cousins, the list goes on. This final battle was a little too much and God called you home. You brought much joy to those of us left behind. You were loving, kind, yet you had a bit of the Gay temperament also. I love you and will miss you and your smiling face, even just after another surgery. I am sure you heard me on Sunday when I said, “I love you, Earl. and I always will.” Because you were trying to open your eyes as I had my time with you. You are free of pain, with God and the rest of the Gay boys. Rest In Peace, my handsome nephew, until we meet again. I will always love you. Aunt Rosa Lee Webster Gay (quite a mouthful, isn’t it?)

  • July 10, 2019
    Heather Fogleman says:
    Uncle Earl, you were the best uncle anyone could ask for. You had the biggest heart, of anyone I've ever known. I will always love you so much. And I will carry you with me always. You were and are a wonderful man. I can't explain how much I miss you, already. I love you so much, and I'm so thankful to have you in my life. Again, I love you so very much.

  • July 12, 2019
    Linda Gay Tuttle says:
    Dear Sweet Little Earl. I didn’t have the privilege of seeing him grow up, since I lived in Florida, but I have a very precious memory of him when he was a toddler. I was 12 at the time, and my family drove up to spend Christmas with Grandmother Gay. All the little ones loved hanging out with me, especially Little Earl. When it was time to go back home, I found him in the back yard, sitting in a swing, crying, because he didn’t want me to leave. I missed seeing my relatives as a child, so when I grew up, I made a point of visiting and keeping in touch with them. I’m so thankful that I was able to see Little Earl again. He has, always, had a special place in my heart and I will never forget that sweet, adorable face. Love to all and prayers for comfort.

  • March 22, 2021
    Shayla Evans says:
    I’m and saddened to see this he was a good coworker at the gas station I will sure miss him