Roger Wiley Cash Sr., 72, fulfilled lifelong dream of living at the beach at Oak Island

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Roger Wiley Cash Sr.
Roger Wiley Cash Sr.

Roger Wiley Cash Sr., 72, of Oak Island, passed from this world on Friday, May 27, 2016, at home surrounded by family. Roger was born in Shelby on October 24, 1943, to Odus and Lucille Cash.

In high school, Roger worked on the pit crew for NASCAR legend Stick Elliott. He met Sandi on a blind date, and they married two years later just before Roger was drafted into the Army to serve as a medic in Germany. He graduated from Gardner-Webb Junior College and graduated from pharmacy school at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1973. After settling in Gastonia, Roger joined Revco Drug/CVS Pharmacy and remained with the company for 38 years. In 1998, he and Sandi moved to Oak Island, fulfilling a lifelong dream of living at the beach full time.

During the years that Roger lived in Oak Island, he surrounded himself with loving friends at CVS Pharmacy, Southport Baptist Church, Generations Church, a small group Bible study, Thursday night prayer group and the farmers’ markets in Southport and Oak Island. People knew him as a quiet, kind, gentle man who loved his wife and children, adored his granddaughters, enjoyed walking his dogs, building birdhouses and furniture, repairing old trucks and jeeps and living a good, contented life.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sandi Cash; children and grandchildren, Jada Cash of Burnsville, and her daughter, Laela, Wiley Cash of Wilmington, and his wife, Mallory, and their daughters, Early and Juniper, and Cliff Cash of Wilmington, and his wife, Tess; sister, Pat Mayhew of Winterhaven, Fla.; and brother, Gill Cash of Marion.

A celebration of Roger’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Generations Church, 4874 Long Beach Road, Southport.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation and Transformed by the Word Ministry’s House of Hope.

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