Bob Wallace

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Robert Simpson “Bob” Wallace, 56, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

Raised in West Asheville, Bob was a son of Robert Donald and Susan Elizabeth Shirlin Wallace. Bob was a graduate of Erwin High School, Class of ’83. He was also a member of Richland Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Ronda McLendon Wallace; daughter, Christina Marie Denny (John) and their daughter, Violet; son, Bobby Wallace (Kandace Worley); brothers, Donald Wallace (Cindy) and Brian Wallace (Jennifer); many special nieces and nephews whom he loved very much, and many other family members.

Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Danny Wallace.

Bob’s family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. A Celebration of Life service will immediately follow at 5:00 p.m. Pastor Jack Gassaway will officiate. It was Bob’s request that everyone in attendance dress in bright and colorful attire, and please no black clothing. A recording of the service will be added to this page in the coming days.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Visitation: September 11, 2021 3:00 pm - June 19, 2024 5:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Celebration of Life: September 11, 2021 5:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. So so sorry for the loss. Bob was always smiling and friendly to his fellow workers at GE and will be sadly missed. I pray that God will help you deal with your loss and bless your family.

  2. I can almost hear Bob saying ” No black clothing”. He was a great co-worker, always ready to help out. If I needed information on ordering things, he was always there to share his knowledge. It was a pleasure to know him. I will miss you Bob.

  3. So unbelievable, Bob always made me smile with his fb posts and the beautiful pictures he shared of him and Ronda on their beach adventures. You will be missed by many. Prayers to the Wallace family.

  4. God Bless you All in your time of need, Bob was a very special person. May God keep his angels around All of you. Love your Friends in Jesus Christ.

  5. So sorry to hear – I worked with Bob not very long ago; hard to believe he’s not with us any longer. But we have the certainty of the resurrection:
    1Thess. 4:13-18.

  6. Ronda,
    My prayers are with you and your family. Bob will never be forgotten. He had that kind of personality. I love you guys and I so sorry for your loss. May God brieng peace to you and your family during this time.

  7. It was truly such a pleasure to work with Bob. I really appreciated his playful wit combined with his straight to the point approach when things weren’t going quite as they should. May the Lord’s presence be a comfort to you during this difficult time.

  8. Bob was a wonderful man. I enjoyed working with him and Don for many years at GE before my retirement. He always had a smile for everyone. My heart goes out to his family. He will be missed.

  9. Bob was always very helpful when he was called upon to do maintenance on one of our machines and he will be greatly missed. The family is in our thoughts and prayers, may you experience the peace and presence of the God of all Comfort.

  10. Ronda and family, I wish to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your cherished husband and father. Offering prayers for all of you. Much love, Lynn

  11. So very sorry to hear about Bob. Gods’ Grace and healing at this sad time. Prayers for the whole family.

  12. So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing.
    Will always remember Bob for his easy going nature.
    Our thoughts are with the Wallace family.

  13. I’m going to miss Bob so very much. He was always smiling and a pleasure to be around. Always good for a laugh. Work Is not going to be the same. Bob was always a friend and cared about whatever you needed to talk to him about. I pray for God to give solace to all the family and friends as I know that we will meet Bob again when we get the final call to come home.
    God bless the Wallace family,
    Don Ramsey

  14. Much love and prayers for you Ronda, Christina and Bobby. I have such fond memories of our years together at Faith Worship Center. The video made me smile and also brought a few tears to my eyes. To be absent from the body is to present with the Lord.
    Larry Canipe

  15. My heart is very heavy for you all. Bob was such a great husband and father. I know how you will miss him. But know he is with our Lord and all our others and we will all be together again some day. Sending all of lots of live cause I know what you are going through.

  16. Such a great loss to a wonderful family. I’m thankful to have shared many years knowing Bob from work and outside of. I send prayers of comfort to the Wallace family.

  17. I work with Bob several years ago at GE aviation what a fine man and a good testimony for the Lord our prayers for the family for Grace during this time

  18. Ronda, Donald, Brian & families:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was the kindest, funniest and most giving souls I had the honor of calling a friend. I’m praying for you all. May God wrap his arms around each of you, give you peace and strength in the days, weeks, months and continuing. I love you all.

  19. I miss the Wallace twins. They were like brothers to me. I only found out about Bob’s passing this afternoon. We are praying for the Wallace family. XO

  20. My condolences to “Big Bob’s ” family and friends. I will personally miss him and I am glad of the time we worked and spent together. May god bless and be with the family.
    Ken Worley

  21. Christina so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Praying for you and, the family. May he rip. God bless you all.

  22. We are so very sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine losing a twin and soulmate. Only with God is it possible. Just knowing we will see our loved ones again one day is our comfort. Praying for all of the family with love!

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