Alton Ray Rouse, 64, of Newport, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at his home surrounded by family.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today at Munden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Langley officiating. Interment will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Park with military honors.
Alton started working in the family business after serving in the U.S Air Force and before retiring he owned and operated Alton’s Contract Service Inc.
He is survived by his wife, Wren Hines Rouse of the home; a daughter, Kristie R. Culpepper and husband Charles; stepchildren, Rick Hines and wife Tammy, Shane Gipson and wife Alison, Carla Hales and husband Jeff; mother, Deaver Rouse McNeil; three sisters, Linda Hines and husband Bo, Janice Bryant and husband Snuffy, and Diane Lewis and husband Buddy; and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alton “Pete” C. Rouse, and a brother, Billy Rouse.
Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. of Morehead City. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mundenfuneralhome.net.