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Herbert A. Rouse, Jr.

September 2, 1931 May 5, 2018
Herbert A. Rouse, Jr.
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Obituary for Herbert A. Rouse, Jr.

Wilson-Herbert Alton Lee Rouse, Jr., 86, of Wilson, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018. Herbert was born September 2, 1931, in Lenoir County to the late Herbert Alton Rouse and Hazel Mae Aycock Rouse. In addition to his parents, Herbert was preceded in death by his step-mother, Hazel Radford Rouse.

Herbert proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He served aboard the USS Sperry, a submarine tender during the Korean War.

A lifelong fascination with cars led Herbert to a working career as an automobile mechanic. He last worked with Fremont Ford where he was the service manager.

Herbert was die-hard racing fan. He enjoyed weekends at the local short track supporting the family racing team as its crew chief and biggest fan. He loved watching NASCAR races on television. If the Fords were running at the front, it was a good weekend for Herbert.

Herbert loved trips to the beach and fishing. Always happy when out fishing, nothing was more pleasing than the tug of a fish on the line, no matter the size. A good cigarette was a constant companion and never too far away.

A graveside service to celebrate Herbert’s life will be held Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery.

Herbert is survived by his wife of 29 years, Christine Grimes Rouse; four children, Lori Ann Walker and husband, Julius, Joni Daniels, Shirley Simmons, and Mike Rouse and wife, Pat; two step-children, Willie Grimes, and Randy Driver and wife, Denise; brother, Rev. Kenneth Rouse; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.

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6:00 PM 5/8/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/8/2018 8:00:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Rouse Funeral Home
108 North Caswell Street La Grange 28551-1725 NC
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11:00 AM 5/9/2018 11:00:00 AM
Fairview Cemetery

107 North Forbes Street
La Grange, NC 28551

Fairview Cemetery
107 North Forbes Street La Grange 28551 NC
United States

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Fairview Cemetery Final Resting Place

107 North Forbes Street
La Grange, NC 28551

107 North Forbes Street La Grange 28551 NC
United States

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