June 5, 1941 ~ June 2, 2021

Born in: Montrose, CO
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Charles “Harry” Stains, 79, of Asheville, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

A native of Montrose, CO, Harry was a son of the late John and Mae Miller Stains.

Mr. Stains was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He retired at age 56 from long distance trucking, and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Asheville. Harry faithfully drove buses for Trinity Baptist Church and for CrossFire Ministries Basketball Camps. He also worked at Gudger’s Flower Shop for 30 years.

Surviving is his wife of 47 years, Earlene West Stains; brother-in-law, David West; aunt, Gladys Davis; and a number of cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with Pastor Allen Rash officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Services

Visitation: June 7, 2021 1:00 pm

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

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Funeral Service: June 7, 2021 2:00 pm

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

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Burial: June 7, 2021 3:00 pm

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery
Overlook Road
Asheville, NC 28803


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  1. Harry will always hold a very special place in mine and my families heart. He radiated positivity and kindness. His light won’t be forgotten. Sending prayers and love to the family. PLEASE let us know if y’all need anything we are a phone call away.

    Emily and all the Billy Bruce group <3

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  2. My love, thoughts, and prayers are with you, Aunt Earlene. Uncle Harry was a very special person who will be greatly missed.

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  3. So sorry to hear his passing I know him and daddy (bill Bruce) were good buddies I know that they are in heaven talking now. Again so sorry to hear of his passing God bless your family your in our prayers.

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  4. David I am so sorry for your loss. You, Earlene and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know your hearts are heavy. Harry was loved by many and he will be missed. May God bless you and comfort you.
    Sandy

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  5. Earlene You are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. He was an awesome cousin. Was loved by all that knew him.

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  6. Dear Earlene and family – You are in our daily thoughts and prayers. Harry was such a wonderful man and we sure enjoyed sitting with him at Trinity over the past few years. He will be greatly missed!

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