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Died Jan. 6, 2014

GREENVILLE -- Kevin Ray Ousley, 57, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.

Memorial services will be at St. Paul's Episcopal Church Saturday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m.

Kevin was born in Erwin, N.C., to Carol Beth Ousley and Stacy R. Ousley, who preceded him in death.

He had three brothers, Michael M. Ousley, Dion B. Ousley and Christopher S. Ousley.

It was an incredibly strong family that always made everyone feel welcome in its lives.

Kevin left home after high school, and joined a motorcycle club, beginning his love for the motorcycle lifestyle.

Later, he decided to go to college, and studied hard to get his master's degree in sociology. He became an instructor and an academic advisor at East Carolina University, and touched hundreds of students' lives. He enjoyed working with them and telling them stories of his true and wild past.

Kevin had multiple passions in his life, including a love for motorcycles, fixing anything with wheels, going to Indian Beach to surf, teaching, skydiving, watching NASCAR, playing with his hounds, Boudreaux and Kimmee, and sleeping on the couch with his cats, Bella, Allie, Matilda and Frankie.

He met his wife, Kara, in Greenville, N.C., 22 years ago, and married her in 1997. They were a perfect team, and did everything together. Kevin and Kara loved meeting people, and always tried to make them feel as if they were part of their own family.

Kevin is survived by his wife, Kara Ousley; his three brothers, Michael and his wife, Kay, Dion and Chris; and a nephew, Michael.

Kevin will be deeply missed. He was a kind and giving spirit and friend to all.

The family will receive friends at its home after the service. As is the Ousley way, any and all are welcome to come.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to any Hepatitis C foundation or charity.

Arrangements are by Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory in Greenville.

Online condolences can be made at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.


Published in Obituaries on January 10, 2014 1:48 PM