Bobby Lee Guice Sr.
April 12, 1931 ~ September 10, 2023
Resided in: Leicester, NC
Bobby Lee Guice, Sr., age 92, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on September 10, 2023. Bob was born on April 12, 1931 in Asheville, NC. He was the oldest of four children born to William Ralph ‘Ted’ and Lillian Elizabeth Guice. In addition to his parents, his siblings, Billy Guice, Patsy Bolick and Larry Guice preceded him in death.
In 1953, Bob married Shirley Ann Crook of Asheville and spent almost 68 years by her side in marriage prior to her death in 2021. Together, they had 4 children and expanded that family with spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren who he absolutely adored. He was always happiest when he was surrounded by his family and friends. Bob loved to tell stories of his past and of local history to anyone who would listen. At age 91 he purchased a new John Deere riding lawnmower/tractor and loved getting on his ‘tractor’ and mowing his yard daily. His yard is big, and he mowed a small portion each day.
After serving in the Army National Guard, Bob returned to Asheville and went to work for Western Electric and continued working in the telecommunications field until he was 82 years old. He received a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Western Carolina University while he was working full time.
For over 55 years he was a member of Biltmore Baptist Church, now Biltmore Church and was very active in various men’s ministries as well as holding various leadership roles in the church. He served as an usher, Deacon, Sunday School teacher, and Sunday School Director. Anytime there was a need at the church, he was there to take care of the need. He attended church faithfully and worked tirelessly in the church.
He is survived by his four children, Bobby Lee Guice, Jr. (Joyce) of Hendersonville, David Guice (Kerry) of Brevard, Diane Hollifield (Larry) of Fletcher and Beth Adcock of Leicester. He is also survived by grandchildren, Tara Hurst (Mike), Adam Guice (Sherry), Tyler Littrell (Shalom), Amy Davis, Angela Worley (Jon), Lindsey Guice Smith (Bill), Colby Guice (Meredith), Zachary Hollifield, Alyssa Adcock, Caleb Adcock and Sarah Beth Adcock as well as 17 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue in Asheville on Thursday, September 14, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Adam Guice officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service. Graveside services will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Asheville.
Flowers are appreciated or donations may be made to one’s favorite charity.