Edward ‘Big Boy’ Outland

Edward “Big Boy” Outland, 83 of Lasker, NC peacefully departed this earthly life to be reunited with his loved ones on December 23, 2020.


He was born in Northampton County on February 19, 1937 to the late Russell Edward and Elsie White Outland and was preceded in death by his brothers, Winfred Outland and Roger Outland; his sisters, Margaret Rafaleowski, Gladys Powell, Janie Barnes and Laura Baube’.

Edward served his country in the U.S. Army by enlisting in the 10th Engineering Battalion during the close of the Korean War.

He served as a heavy equipment machine operator on the DMZ Line during the war.

Edward worked as a Farm Manager for the department of corrections for 30 years, a job which he loved and served as a special deputy for the Northampton County Sheriff’s office until 1989. He never met a stranger. He was the lead singer of “The Rockin-B’s” Band, loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing; a “professional” poker player and was a devoted Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather as they were the loves of his life.

Edward is survived by his wife of 59 years, Clarine Outland, his daughters, Barbara Outland and Melinda Outland; his granddaughters, Brittany Byrum and Taylor Martin and her husband Joshua Martin; his great-grandchildren Noah Anderson and Natalie Martin; his beloved niece Michelle Jones and his devoted friend and “go-to man” David “Tiny” Sumner.

Graveside Services will be held on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 2pm at the family cemetery in Lasker, NC with Rev. Randy Martin officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dementia Society of America, 188 N Main St, Doylestown, PA 18901.

Online Condolences may be made to www.askewfs.com

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