October 22, 1936 ~ December 31, 2008

Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Bobby Eugene "Bob" Brown, 72, of 38 Dixon Terrace, Candler, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 31, 2008. Mr. Brown was a native of Buncombe County and was a son of the late Frank and Amanda Vaughn Brown. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Frank Brown, Jr. and Jimmy. He was a former salesman with Deal Buick and more recently owned and operated Bob Brown's Auto Sales in Candler. He was a member, deacon, and Sunday school teacher at Deaverview Baptist Church, where he had served in various capacities. He was a member of the Lions Club, the Toastmaster's, and former president of the Enka Boosters. He had received a number of sales awards during his career. He is survived by his wife, Judith Hixon Brown; three sons, Bobby E. Brown, Jr., and wife, Sharon, of Candler, Steven Brown and wife, Rhonda, of Hendersonville, and Jeffrey Brown and wife, Donna, of Asheville; one sister, Sharon Norton and husband, Benny, of Candler; one brother, Jack Brown and wife, Peggy, of Asheville; five grandchildren and one great-grandson. The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Darryl Searcy officiating. Entombment will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Deaverview Baptist Church, PO Box 6112, Asheville, NC 28816.

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  1. I was shocked when mom told me of Bob’s passing. Knowing he is in Heaven watching over us makes it a little easier. My thoughts and Prayers are with all of you.

    Love in Christ

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  2. To all the Family, I want to wish
    my deepest sympathy. Bob was a
    wonderful man and will be missed by all that knew and loved him. I have known him for years. He will always hold a special place in my heart. With deepest regrets, your neighbor of 36 years, Jewel (Moore)
    Atwood

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  3. I was so sad to hear of Uncle Bob’s passing, but I know he is in Heaven. Take care Aunt Judy, Bobby, Steve, Jeff, Aunt Sharon & Daddy. We all love you and thinking of you.
    Kelly, Richard, Crystal & Cloe’ Allen
    and Kim & Wes Lacey

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  4. Doug and I were shocked to hear of Bob Sr. passing. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brown family.

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  5. I was so sad to hear about Bob’s passing. My thoughts
    go out to Judy,as well as Bobby, Steve,Jeff, and their families. I know from personal experience how hard it is to lose a father….I have such wonderful memories of Bob and Judy, growing up at Deaverview..I know he will be greatly missed. I do take comfort in knowing that he and my father are up there together, watching over us all. Please don’t hesitate to call if there’s anything I can do.

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  6. Bobby, We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Your dad was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who knew him.

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  7. Judy and Family

    Please know that our prayers are with you. I have many memories of the Brown family going back at least 50 years. May God be your refuge and strength during this time. (Psalms 46)

    Sincerely,

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  8. We met Bob in Heart Path many years ago and continued our friendship through the car dealerships in which he was associated. It was with much sadness and shock that we read his obituary. Judy and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    With sympathy,
    Bill and Sybil Becker

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  9. I lost one of my best friends when we lost Bob. My thoughts are with his family during this time.
    John Clemmer
    Knoxville, TN

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  10. Judy and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have wonderful memories of years ago at Deaverview Bapt. Church. Bob was a wonderful person, but we know where he is and know we will some day soon see him again.
    Love,
    Johnny and Melissa Herron

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  11. We were so saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. We want to apologize for not being there, but we were not aware. Bob Sr. had such a beautiful, gentle soul. He always tried to smile and be upbeat in all circumstances which is a tribute to our God. Even though it hurts to be left behind, we can rejoice knowing he is enjoying the presence of and fellowship with Jesus waiting for his family. Our hearts go out to all the family, and we will lift you up in prayer.

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  12. I am greatly saddened by the passing of Bob but I have joy in knowing that he is in heaven looking down on us today. Bob and Judy played a big part in forming my life. Having grown up at Deaverview Baptist, I was inspired and blessed by the teachings and lives they presented. Judy, I still remember your playing the song ‘When the Morning Comes’ and all of the youth singing. We love you and trust that God will comfort you during this time.

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  13. Lots and lots of memories . .lots of love and caring and fun. Bob was such a wonderful person and example. He and Judy were very key in my spiritual growth. I will miss my occasional visits with him so much, but I do rejoice that he is in the presence of the Lord!

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  14. I was so sorry to hear about Bob. I grew up with Bob, Jack, Jimmy and Sharon, went to school with Judy. I was a member at DeaverView until I moved to SC. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
    Sincerely,
    Norma Sams Jones

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  15. In the late 1970s I moved to Asheville and met Steve Brown, who introduced me to his parents Bob Sr. and Judy. I was away from my home and family, and the Browns took me in and treated me just like one of their own boys. I met their entire family and have stayed in touch with Bob Sr. thru the years. I’ll never forget how nice they all have treated me.

    Bob was always encouraging, optimistic and forever friendly – even with all his and Judy’s health challenges. I never saw him angry, out of sorts or pulled down by this world. I sensed he enjoyed each moment while always looking beyond his life here on earth.

    I will always remember Bob Sr. as a Christian gentleman in every respect and look forward to seeing him healthy again.

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  16. We pray for God’s peace and comfort for all the family during these hours of grief and sorrow. We remember fondly the years of worship and friendship with the Brown family at Deaverview Baptist Church. Many memorable youth trips were made special because of Bob and Judy Brown. May God’s grace sustained you each moment is our prayer.

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  17. Dear Brown Family,
    We were saddened to hear of Bob’s death but also reminded of his faith in Jesus Christ that we saw him live for many years at Deaverview Baptist Church.We will look forward to seeing him again when through faith in Jesus Christ we all get to heaven. May God bless you all and give you His comfort and grace in these days.

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  18. We are so very sorry about Bob. I(Sandi) will never forget his kindness to me and Grayson. Donna and Jeff, you are very special to us.

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  19. BOBBY,STEVE ,JEFF AND MY SWEET DEARFRIEND JUDY, I LOVE YOU ALL SO VERYMUCH AND FEEL YOUR PAIN WITH THE LOSS OF BOB.  WE HAD SOME GREAT TIMES TOGETHER THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET.  YOU NEVER FORGET GOOD FRIENDS EVEN IF YOU DO NOT SEE THEM MUCH. PLEASE TELL JUDY THAT I WILL DO ANYTHING IN THE WORLD I CANTO HELP HER AS I LOVE HER VERY MUCH. I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU ALL.

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  20. What a great man the world has lost. It is still hard for me to even comprehend Uncle Bob’s peaceful surrender to the Lord. Aunt Judy, Bobby, Steve, and Jeff, stay strong and know that you are in our hearts and prayers. I will always be thankful for our times together.

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  21. Dear Mrs. Brown, Steve, and family,
    We were at Groce Funeral home tonight because of the death of a relative of mine and Mr. Hembree mentioned that your husband and father had passed away. I am so sorry at your loss. Mr. Brown was a wonderful man and I will never forget how kind he always was while he worked with my x husband, Curtis Gudger, at Deal Buick. My heart goes out to you all and you will be in my prayers.
    Tammy Swayngim Zimmermann

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  22. Sharon
    My heart, tears and prayers go out to you and your family in the loss of your loving brother, Bob. I know you loved him so dearly and will miss him always. Remember he did all he could do to help Judy and God will reward him for that. Just look forward to see him in God’s beautiful heaven. I love you Sharon and thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  23. I don’t think I have ever been as shocked, as when I read the obits this morning. I have known Bob for 40 years. He and Judy have always been a couple that made an impact on me. We would go out frequently when me and my ex husband Charles were married. Judy, and boys I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am. Bob was a good man. Always a smile on his face. I seen him reguarly at J&S with Bobby, Jr. And had missed seeing him for several weeks. My heart is broke for you all, especially Judy. You are in my prayers. God Be With You. Linda

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  24. Dear Brown Family,
    Please know our hearts are saddened as we pray for you. Bob was a wonderful neighbor and friend. I will always remember the example he set for others by the way he lived his life. Judy, we will keep all of you close in prayer, as always.

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  25. I don’t remember a time when I was more shocked and saddened by the death of a friend. Bob is a wonderful example of a husband, father, Christian….(and the list goes on). I have loved him and Judy from the time I was a young child. They have both touched so many lives through the years with their love and devotion and continue to do so with the many struggles they have been through and stayed faithful. I KNOW Bob is in Heaven and waiting for the rest of us to join him. He KNOWS now what the rest of us are only dreaming about. We will miss him greatly but know he is forever happy and watching over his family. Thinking of each of you and praying for your sorrow.

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  26. So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Bob was my friend for 40 years. I made my first car trade with him at Matthew’s Ford in 1969. I later bought several cars from him at Deal Buick. He was a great friend and always had a wonderful smile!
    What a wonderful Christian example he set for us all.
    To his family, please know that you are in my prayers during this painful time.
    Sincerely,
    Paul Ownbey

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  27. Another angel is in heaven to watch over us. The Lord has his hands wrapped around all of you in comfort, embrace the knowledge of his love and remember all the wonderful times together. My prayers are with all of you.

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  28. To the family,
    You guys are in our prayers in this time of sorrow. Bob will be missed. I send Judy my love.
    Christy

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  29. FAMILY OF BOB,

    I REMEMBER BOB AT HARRY’S SALEING ME MY FIRST CAR (1976). WE WOULD ALWAYS TALK ABOUT IT WHEN WE MET ON THE STREETS. I’LL MISS SEEING HIM AND WITH UNCLE BENNY AT J&S. WITH MY DEEPEST SYMPHONY.

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  30. WHAT A SHOCK,,,SEEING BOBBY’S PASSING IN THE OBITS…BOBBY WAS A GOOD PERSON,,ALWAYS SMILING…I SEEN HIM WITH HIS SON IN THE GROCERY STORE,,THERE WAS THAT BIG SMILE…WORKING IN THE CAR BUSINESS 46 YEARS I COME TO KNOW ALOT OF PEOPLE,,,AND BOB IS ONE WHOSE FRIENDSHIP AND KINDNESS,YOU COULD NEVER FORGET…MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH JUDY AND THE FAMILY…CHERISH HIS MEMORIES THEY ARE FOREVER…MUCH LOVE ,,JUST REMEMBER THAT BOBBY WAS ONE OF A KIND….A GOOD MAN…………

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  31. Ben and Sharon,

    So sorry that I cannot come to visitation but I want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My number is 828-648-1558 if I can do anything to help you. Just remember that God loves you and will be with you through these tough times. What a wonderful way to start the new year, in Heaven. I know he will be missed here but just think about what a wonderful place he is in.

    Love you guys,
    Shirley

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  32. Dear Brown Family,

    We are so sorry to hear about Bob. Although we are sad, we are rejoicing that he is with his heavenly father. Bob was such a sweet man and we loved him. Our prayers go with each of you at this time.

    Jimmy and Maria Katsch

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  33. Judy, Bobby,Jeff, Steve & Family:
    How shocked I was when my grandparents(Carroll & Alice Hunter) called & told me the news of Bob’s death. As I sit here, I remember all the years spent at Deaverview Baptist Church & always seeing Bob & Judy there with a smile on their faces. They were an inspiration to all of us in the youth groups teaching us the word of God & instilling the importance of God’s Grace to us. Please know that even though I am not physically able to be there tonight, please know that you will always be in my thoughts & prayers. If you ever need anything, please feel free to let me know. I love all of you & you have a special place in my heart. I cannot wait until the day arrives that we can all be in Heaven rejoicing with Bob & our Lord Jesus. All my love & prayers, Mikki (828-230-8938)

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  34. Dear Brown Family,

    Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Bob and worked
    togather at Deal Buick for several
    years, He was a good friend and co-worker. I know you will miss his
    big smile and big heart. We all know God will take good care Him.
    Peace be with you.

    Prescott and Louisa Lunt

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  35. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. God bless and keep each of you in his loving hands.

    Rufus & Beth Cottingham

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  36. Dear Bob, Sharon and family,

    May you feel God’s loving arms around you and know the peace and strength that only He can give during this difficult time. We’re praying that God will comfort you and your family in the days ahead as you think of and cherish all the precious memories of your dad.
    We also pray that God will give you His wisdom and strength in the many decisions that have to be made.

    This life is just a dress rehearsal getting us ready for our Heavenly Home. Your dad is marveling at the wonders of Heaven and experiencing peace and joy that we can’t even imagine. Remember that Christians never say goodbye for the last time.

    Our love and prayers,

    Jim and Carol
    Justice Advocates for You

    ‘The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.’ Psalm 34:18

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  37. We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. Our thoughts and most of all our prayers are with you. I know the road has been rocky for several years, but Bob is walking on Holy Ground now, and blinded eye’s will be open for ever.
    Loving all of the family in Christ Jesus. Judy you are so special to the Haney family, may GOD cary you through it all.

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  38. To the family. We met Bob years ago and worked close with Judy and him in the Boosters club. We saw their boys grow up as we raised three boys ourselfs. We were hurt to read of his passing. Sometimes we wonder why things happen the way they do. We know God had a reason to take him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  39. Dear Brown Family,
    We are saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. I fondly remember my years as a youth at Deaverview Baptist. Bob and Judy are a big part of those memories. Saying goodby to someone you love is hard but I hope you find comfort in knowing that Bob was a kind and generous man who lived his faith and loved his family. He left a beautiful legacy of love in the hearts of all who knew him. Peace to you all in the days ahead.

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  40. Joe,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure that your grandfather was very proud of you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  41. Judy and Family:
    Our hearts and prayers go out to you with the loss of your dear loved one. God will lift you up during the difficult days ahead. Cherish the wonderful memories you had as a family, and one day you will all be together again.

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  42. May the Holy Spirit keep you wrapped in loving peace during this sad time. I loved him so very much! What a testimony his life is! We will all miss him greatly, but rejoice for he is with his Father.

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  43. I am sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He and Judy were two of the nicest people I knew at Deaverview. God bless you all. My prayers are with you.

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