Born in Bladen County on Nov. 1, 1929, he was a son of the late D.R. and Thelma King Gause. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ernest Gause.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired N.C. Wildlife Officer. He was a former member of the Shallotte Rescue Squad, Shallotte Jaycees, Brunswick County Hospital Authority and the Shallotte Board of Aldermen.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Porter Gause; sons, Lynn Gause and Rodney Gause and his wife Dina, all of Shallotte; sister, Frances Davis of Hope Mills; grandchildren, Rodney Dean Gause and fiancé Susan Del’Guerico and April Marie Cherry and her husband Joe; and great grandchildren, Andi Marie Cherry, Paige Gethers and Peyton Gethers.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 from Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Brunswick Memorial Gardens with military honors. The family will receive friends at the church for one hour prior to the service.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Brunswick Funeral Service.
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