Roger “Dale” Easterling

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

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


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  • October 08, 2020
    Wanda Allred says:
    Our prayers are with the family so sorry for your lost

  • October 08, 2020
    Jerry and Renee Reeves says:
    We are deeply saddened to hear of not only the loss of your mother and grandmother, but of your husband and father. We can praise God together that they are both with their Saviour, Jesus Christ and no longer must endure the pain of this dying world. We can praise God together that one day there will be a blessed reunion with those we love if we have also received Christ as our Saviour. We will also share in mourning and grief for the loss of their physical presence and even the thought of facing the years ahead without them. We cannot imagine the deep grieving pain your souls are in, but know this, you are all in our thoughts and prayers that your hearts will receive the comfort only the Holy Spirit can give. In all the time that lies ahead, may you all know the almighty hand of God in your lives... His provision, His protection, His wisdom, His love as a Heavenly Father covering you. Sincerely and in the love of Christ, Jerry and Renee' Reeves Lake Placid, Florida

  • October 08, 2020
    Sandy Buck says:
    My prayers are with the Easterling family during this difficult time. Dale was one of the 1st contractors that I finally persuaded to give me a chance in the roofing industry. We first met in September 2004, after many months of him passing me by for one of the guys...I said how do you know I can't help you? You have never given me a chance. I quickly became the favorite after I was given the chance. Dale loved to tell of that day that I left him speechless. Dale was a great friend who I considered family. We shared lots of stories over the 16 years in roofing distribution. Dale will surely be missed. Hugs and love for Micky and the Easterling family

  • October 08, 2020
    Betty Marks lit a candle:
    Lit since October 8, 2020 at 10:11:44 PM