James Bronson Whiteside, Sr., 79, of 97 Knob Hill Road, Asheville, went to be with the Lord Friday, April 15, 2005, at his home.
Mr. Whiteside was a native of Buncombe County and was a son of the late Roy H. and Myrtle Agnes Jones Whiteside. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Bethany Rae Blair and a sister Faye Gasperson.
Mr. Whiteside was a 1942 graduate of Venable High School and was a Navy veteran. He worked as a machinist for American Enka for thirty years. He was a member of the Hominy Lodge No. 491, A.F. & A.M. and a member of the Scottish Rite. He was a member of Bent Creek Baptist Church and a former member of Highland Baptist Church in Louisiana. He was an accomplished cabinet maker.
He is survived by his wife Louise Metcalf Whiteside; two daughters, Alice Whiteside Madden and Kathy Whiteside Blair and her husband Dean; one son, James B. Whiteside, Jr.; seven grandchildren, Brooke Smith and her husband Alan, James Bronson Whiteside III and his wife Crystal, Tildon Whiteside, Christopher Blair, Joel Blair, Eric Oates and his wife Rebecca, and Patrick Madden; two special foster children, Linda Penn and Jessie Stansbury; two sisters, Inez Whiteside and Patricia Moore and her husband Tom; plus many people close to him who are too numerous to list.
A funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday at Bent Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Tommy Bridges and Charlie Sams officiating. Masonic rites will be conducted by the Hominy Lodge in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tildon Whiteside, Bronson Whiteside, Patrick Madden, Joel Blair, Dennis Sebring, Alan Smith, Curtis Jones and Robbie Whiteside. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Prince, Tony Waldrop, Tony Luther, Jim Luther and Ronnie Prince, Daniel Merrill and Eric Oates.
His family will receive friends at Bent Creek Baptist Church from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday.
Flowers will be accepted and appreciated or friends may feel free to contribute to Mountain Area Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.