October 4, 1927 ~ May 16, 2020

Born in: Altapass, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Charles Edward Silver, 92, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Mission Hospital.

Charles was born October 4, 1927, in Altapass, Mitchell County, NC to the late Paul Edwin and Texas Marie Stewart Silver. He was a graduate of Harris High School in Spruce Pine and then served our country as a Merchant Marine.

He devoted his career as a self-employed real estate appraiser in Asheville and he was a member and officer of the West Asheville Business Association. Charles was a faithful member of Beverly Hills Baptist Church. He was a passionate gardener and member of Men’s Garden Club of Asheville.

Mr. Silver is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Priscilla Peoples Silver; two daughters, Bunnie Silver of Asheville and Pauline Thrash (Rick) and grandchildren, Lola Thrash and Ricky Thrash, all of Asheville; and a brother, Paul Silver (Margaret) of Spruce Pine.

There will be no public service at this time.

Memorials may be made to Beverly Hills Baptist Church, 777 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805, or to one’s favorite charity.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

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


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  1. Deepest condolences to Priscilla, Bunnie, Polly and the entire family. Charles was a kind, considerate and compassionate man who I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for decades. He was completely devoted to his family. He will be missed deeply. May all the loving and warm memories of Charles be a blessing to his family and friends.

  2. Scott, Gregg, June and Camryn are saddened to hear about your father passing away. Whenever we saw him he always had a smile on his face and offered a warm hello! It was so nice of him to come to Tripp’s and dad’s funerals even though his health was not good at the time. I’m sure he was a great husband and father and will be missed.

  3. So sorry to hear about Charlie. He taught me alot about the appraisal business and was a good friend. I’m glad I got to speak to him on the phone just a few days ago. You all are in our prayers. Doug

  4. Uncle Eddie always made me smile. He had the best laugh and I will always cherish my memories of him. I’m blessed in knowing that he loved my Aunt Pris and my cousins Bunnie and Polly immensely. Now he is with our loving and merciful Father in Heaven. May God continue to be with our family and be a source of strength and peace. Sending all of our love and prayers, Tiffany, Doug, Julia and Blake Hancock

  5. Charles was a beautiful person! His charisma can only be matched by Pris. Steve has taken this fairly hard.

    We love everyone, miss all of you, pray for Pris. Hug the people that you are able to hug.

  6. Bunnie and Polly, My sympathy goes out to both of you in the loss of your sweet, loving Father. Never saw him out and about that he was not smiling and also had a smile on his face. I am sure he will be missed by you, your Mom, his many friends, the community and church.
    Love in Christ,

  7. Charles was such a wonderful man! He was witty, had the best “twinkle” in his eyes, and always had something interesting to tell you. And, of course, the BEST gardener ~ his roses are legendary. I will always remember visiting with him on my yearly trips back home. To Pris, Bunnie, Polly, Rick, Ricky and Lola, I know this time is very hard for you, but your best memories of him will ultimately shine through your sadness.


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