Mr. Earl Deese, 90, of 110 Preston Road, Maxton, was born on August 23, 1927 to the late Ms. Eliza Deese and departed this life into his eternal rest on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Southeastern Hospice House in Lumberton, NC. He is preceded in death by his wifes: Mrs. Sallie Thompson Deese and Mrs. Mary Martin Deese; one daughter: Ms. Maxine Deese; one step-daughter: Mrs. Jeannie Bell-Nichols; six sisters and three brothers. The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 1-3 pm at Berea Baptist Church in Pembroke, NC. A celebration of life service will be held at 3 pm at Berea Baptist Church immediately following the visitation. Interment will follow in the White Hill Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Earl leaves to cherish his memories two sons: Dr. Joseph Deese and Dr. Delton Johnson of the home; a daughter: Mrs. Diane Deese Chavis (Ronnie) of Pembroke; his step-daughter: Mrs. Marty Bell-Knell (Donnie) of Wake Forest; two treasured grandsons: Jordan Chavis (Victoria) of Durham and Mr. Ryan Chavis of Brooklyn, NY; one granddaughter: Mrs. Sunny Myers (Issac) three great grandchildren: Wasswa Clay Myers, Nakato Mary Myers and Michael Levi Myers, all of Knightdale; a very special friend and caregiver whom he loved and was like a daughter to him: Mrs. Loretta Mosely of Pembroke; and a host of nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. Mr. Earl “Buster” grew up on a farm and enjoyed his many years of farming at Red Banks. He also had a love of gardening and found joy in sharing his vegetables and fruit harvests with his friends and neighbors. Mr. Earl touched many lives, showing love and compassion through volunteering at Hospice and Southeastern Regional Hospital and through serving and worshiping at Berea Baptist Church. He was a true example of love and compassion, and leaves us a great legacy to follow. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made to Southeastern Hospice House in Lumberton, NC. Services entrusted to Locklear and Son Funeral Home.