Lenwood Earl Rouse

February 12, 1930 - March 15, 2020
Lenwood Earl Rouse

Lenwood Earl Rouse, age 90 of Winnabow, NC passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020 at his home.

He was born in Greene County on February 12, 1930 the son of the late Pearson and Fannie Dail Rouse.

Earl was a member of Anchor Baptist Church in Porters Neck where he was a faithful follower and
Deacon. He came to Wilmington as a teenager at the age of 15 to live with his brother and work in
His grocery store. He worked in insurance sales until he got a job with The Sherwin Williams Company.

He was a store manager for many years and then promoted to District Manager of this region. After 33 years with the company he retired only to work in the Kitchen and Bath Family Business until later in his life. He loved to fish and did some golfing but he especially loved working on home projects. He was a graduate of New Hanover High school. As a young man he was a member of the Optimist and Elks.

Earl is survived by his wife of 38 years, Donna Buffkin Rouse; children, Dennis Rouse (Patti), Terri Rouse, Jeannie Solis (Eddy), and Jonna Baker (Travis). He has one surviving brother, Alvis Rouse of Roanoke, Virginia, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Due to current health concerns, a memorial service will be planned and announced at a later date.


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  • March 17, 2020
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  • March 17, 2020
    Lynda Prince-Todd says:
    Donna & Family so sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers for you in days ahead.... lpt

  • March 17, 2020
    Rita Shaver says:
    Donna and family, So sorry for your loss. “God saw that he was getting tired when a cure was not to be, so he wrapped his arms around him and whispered come to me.”

  • March 18, 2020
    Harrie Prince says:
    So sorry for your loss.