C. Michael "Mike" Verble

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August 7, 1949 ~ March 22, 2024

Born in: Anna, Illinois
Resided in: Asheville, North Carolina

C. Michael Verble, 74, of Asheville, NC went to meet Jesus on March 22nd, 2024.

Born in the summer of 1949 in Anna, IL, Mike was the firstborn son of the late Carl E. and Jane Verble. With lifetime accomplishments too long to list, Mike made a positive impact on an untold number of lives. Known for his generosity and perseverance, Mike overcame every obstacle and met every challenge in life with the tenacity and the persistence of a champion.

Mike and his wife of 58 years, Kathy, were married in 1966, and the same year they welcomed their eldest son, Brian. Mike graduated from North Central High School in 1968. He and Kathy then attended Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. While at university, Mike worked for Carl E. Verble and Associates and learned skills in frame carpentry and commercial and residential construction. After graduating from Indiana University, Mike and Kathy raised their family in Carmel, IN.

Their son, Todd, was born in 1972, and daughter, Katy, in 1975. Mike built and sold custom homes in Carmel, IN as his livelihood during the 1970s. Mike was Senior Vice President, and later became owner, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of North American Roofing Systems. Over decades, Mike employed thousands of people and provided a livelihood for multitudes of families.

In 1997, Mike founded Home Depot Installed Products. Other businesses he founded include NorthStar Building Services, eShopWorld, and RainTree Music Group. Mike had a love of music, especially classic country and The Beach Boys, and would enjoy playing, singing, and recording music until the end of his life. Mike and Kathy also loved and raised many dogs in their homes over the years. In the early 2000s, they bred and raised several champion Irish wolfhounds, and owned and showed the #1 Irish wolfhound in the nation. Mike was also an artist, a talent he inherited from his mother. Many of his original paintings and artwork grace the walls of his home and the homes of his children.

Mike was diagnosed with stage 4 Cancer in 2017 and given one year to live. Mike fought and lived an incredible 6 years and 8 months past that diagnosis.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Carl E. and Jane Verble, his father and mother-in-law, Buck and Mary Zeigler, and his brothers-in-law, Kurt Lemay and Tim Zeigler.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Kathy, and their children, Brian(Aimee), Todd(Ginger), and Katy(Mike), 5 grandchildren, Michael(Anna), Sarah(Davis), Jacob, Kora, and Hannah, “bonus” grandchildren include Michael, Danny, Brooke, Isaiah, Evan, Megan and Chloe, 2 great grandsons born just before his passing, Eli and Zayden, a sister-in-law, Susie LeMay(Joe Ketterman), a brother-in-law, Jeff Zeigler(Cynthia), 5 nieces and nephews, and many other loved cousins, family, and countless friends.

Mike believed in and witnessed more than one miracle in his life, events which deepened his faith in God and Jesus’ power to heal.

A private celebration of life will take place on April 20th, 2024 for family and loved ones.
-John 3:16-

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  1. Rest in peace Mike, my prayers are with Kathy and family. I know you will be watching over them. Love Jamie and Julie.

  2. The CHS class of ‘67 sends our condolences. We had hoped to plan a gathering for him when he visited. But so glad we at least reconnected on Facebook and shared some good memories.

  3. Mike was a good friend and my client for over 30 years
    He was disciplined in his approach and had deep love for his family
    I will miss his frequent calls and our relationship

  4. Rest in peace Mike, my love to Kathy and your family. You will be greatly missed and I was lucky to have you in my life!

    • Remembering Mike with great fondness. A life well lived with so many achievements.
      Thanks for your help for the dog breeds of Irish origin who now have National Heritage status.
      Love to Kathy and the family.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. I can still remember Mike helping Brian and I with a science fair project, and the Verble family providing me comfort when my mom died. Mike will be missed and was a blessing to many.

  6. A truly great man whose legacy will live on. My thoughts and prayers go out to Kathy, Brian, and the rest of the family. May God comfort you all in a way that only He can knowing that Mike is walking with Jesus now.

  7. To the Verble family, may you find comfort in your grief. My love and condolences goes out to you all. ❤️

  8. Remembering Mike with great fondness. A life well lived with so many achievements.
    Thanks for your help for the dog breeds of Irish origin who now have National Heritage status.
    Love to Kathy and the family.

  9. Sending so much love and gratitude for The Mike Effect on my life and the lives of so many through NAR. He pushed me to be better and inspired by constantly doing. May this live on in each of us in his memory to live our best lives and go do all we dream of doing. Much love

  10. Lisa and I were saddened to learn of Mike’s passing. He was a great friend and neighbor. We will cherish the memories we have of the wonderful experiences we had with Mike and Kathy. Mike had an unbelievable life and he loved his family. May he rest in peace.

  11. A life so full, a legacy so grand
    C. Michael Verble, a man of the land
    From Anna, IL to Asheville, NC
    He left a trail of love, a life well-lived, you see

    With Kathy by his side, his partner true
    Together they built a life, a family, too
    Their children grew, and grandchildren came
    A family tree, with love as its name

    Mike’s accomplishments, too many to count
    A builder, entrepreneur, artist, and devout
    He founded companies, employed thousands with care
    A roofing legend, with a heart that was fair

    His love for music, art, and dogs so pure
    A soul so kind, with a heart that was sure
    He fought cancer with strength and grace
    A warrior, a champion, in every place

    Though he may be gone, his legacy remains
    A life so full, with love that sustains
    May his family, friends, and all who knew
    Find comfort in the memories, old and new


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