July 28, 1947 ~ March 1, 2015

Born in: Madison Co., NC,
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Bobby Gene Plemmons, 67, of Leicester, died on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the St. Joseph Campus of Mission Hospitals. Raised in Madison Co., Mr. Plemmons was a son of the late Odis and Geneva Rice Plemmons. Mr. Plemmons was a graduate of Marshall High School. He then served in the U.S. Army Reserves. Mr. Plemmons retired from Harmony Motors in May, 2012, after over 44 years as Parts Manager. Mr. Plemmons was a member of Bell United Methodist Church and served the church in several capacities. In his spare time he enjoyed serving his community in various ways, including being Youth League Coach and participating in the Buncombe Co. Fair and North Carolina Mountain State Fair. He was also a member of several horse and livestock-related clubs and associations. His greatest joys were spending time with his family and friends, taking care of his animal companions, gardening, and driving cars, tractors, and four-wheelers. Mr. Plemmons is survived by his wife of 36 years, Traci Hawes Plemmons; sons, Timothy Shane Plemmons, Austin Thomas Plemmons, and Logan Tyler Plemmons; sister, Sandra Hager and husband Bill; brother, Danny Plemmons and wife Dawn; and special family and friends, Leslie Hawes, Mitch Hawes, Sherry Bradburn, Heather Ramsey, Paul Reneau, and Sandra Plemmons. A memorial service for Mr. Plemmons will be on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. with Rev. Erin Michelle Weaver officiating. A visitation will follow from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, his family asks that memorials be made to the Asheville Humane Society, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville NC 28806, to Bell United Methodist Church, 17 Mayrand Rd., Leicester, NC 28748, to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 356 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC 28801, or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear about Bobby. He was absolutely a great friend to have. Never had nothing bad to say about anybody, always had a smile on his face & always had a helping hand to lend. He was a great husband, a great daddy, and a great friend.
    He would have been the best grandpa to the little on the way. That he has done met & is spoiling routine.
    My heart is breaking for y’all if there is anything that I can do please just call. Love & prayers!
    Daniel & Crystal Ball

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  2. Shane & Sherry,
    You and all of the family are in my thoughts and prayers. If I can do anything else, you know that all you have to do is call. May our loving God wrap you all up in his arms and carry you through the pain.
    Much love – Jan Curtis

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  3. Austin and family so sorry we could not be there for you guys in the time of need! Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you guys! We know he will be with all of us at every horse show!
    Tasha David and Mason Witt

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  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry to hear of your loss. He was a good man and it was a pleasure to know him.

    The Spencer family
    Tank, Norma, and Bob

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  5. Traci
    Thinking of you with a sad heart. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know how much you are loved everyday by all those that you work with and the many of us you have touched over the years. I hope you find a little comfort from your large extended family.
    Kathey Jones

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  6. Dear Shane and Sherry. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Please let us know if you need anything. Kay, Doug and Kenny, your neighbors.

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  7. Traci you guys are in our thoughts and prayers. We sure are going to miss him. He was a great Neighbor. If you need anything please let us know

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  8. Traci and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Wrap his loving arms around you during this difficult time.
    Brittany and Kayla – MMA Tallulah

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  9. Traci,

    I was very saddened to read about Bobby today. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family at this time of loss.

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  10. Traci and family, so sorry to hear about Bobby’s passing. You are all in our prayers during this difficult time. Love and blessings to all. Jim & Donna McMillan

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  11. Austin and Family,
    We are praying for comfort. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. Chris, Stephanie and Savannah Worley

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  12. Traci, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that God will comfort you and your family in this time of need and with His help, get you through this. I pray that you find this comfort. If I can do ANYTHING for you, please let me know.

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  13. Traci and family, we were so sorry to hear about Bobby. You are in our thoughts and prayers. He was such a wonderful person and will be missed by many of us. Ned, Sheila, and Nora Vines

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  14. Traci and Boys: We are so saddened to hear of Bobby’s passing. I can’t ever remember not seeing or talking to him. He was a kind hearted person who would do anything for you. He had such a impact on my Son… He was such a friend and mentor to him and DJ loved him… We will miss seeing him everday…Please let us know if we can do anything for you were only a phone call away.

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  15. Traci and Family, I am saddened to hear of the loss of Bobby. He will be missed ! I am thinking of you and your family. May you find comfort in arms of your loved ones during this time. May God bless You All…… Missy Young and Family

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