Roger “Dale” Easterling

October 22, 1949 - October 4, 2020
Roger “Dale” Easterling


Roger “Dale” Easterling, of Wilmington, NC was born on October, 22, 1949, to the late Doris Easterling Ingram, in Scotland County, NC; and passed away on October 4, 2020, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, in Wilmington, NC, completing his journey of 70 years.

In addition to his mother, Dale was predeceased by one sister, Cecile Ingram.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 51 years, Debbie Easterling; two sons, Micky Easterling (Jill) and Joe Easterling (Anne); his step-father, Joe Ingram, one sister, Glenda Reese; and five grandchildren, Dima, Caroline, Eston, Noelle, and Moriah; along with a host of beloved nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Dale was the owner of Easterling Roofing, a successful small business in Wilmington, that he started in 1985. A faithful attender of Northside Church, he and Debbie devoted a great deal of their time and resources to the church’s children’s ministry. Most importantly, Dale surrendered his life to Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord in January 1985, having secured his relationship and eternal destiny with Him forever.

A visitation is scheduled from 12:00PM till 2:00PM on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Northside Church: 2501 N College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405. A memorial is scheduled after the visitation at 2:00PM.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, please consider giving to your local church or to a Christian ministry of your choice.

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  • October 09, 2020
    Jeff Joyce lit a candle:
    Lit since October 9, 2020 at 10:17:49 AM

  • October 19, 2020
    Edna Easterling lit a candle:
    Lit since October 19, 2020 at 10:06:53 PM

  • October 18, 2020
    Retired Superior Court Judge Jay and Deborah Hockenbury says:
    Please accept our sincere condolences over the passing of Dale. He has been my roofer for many years and I would not have any other. Dale was honest, straight talking, and having a strong Christian witness. A man of his word. He will be greatly missed by so many. May God sustain and strengthen you during this time of bereavement.

  • October 11, 2020
    Janie Fields says:
    May God comfort you during this difficult time.

  • October 10, 2020
    LINDA MAYES says:
    Praying for you and your family in this time of loss. One day we will all be reunited with our loved ones. What a great day that will be!