January 29, 1943 ~ August 8, 2019

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Dale Wally Robinson, 76, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019.

A native of Buncombe County, Dale was the son of the late Edwin C. Robinson and Lottie Mae Wally Robinson Pierce.

Dale was a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Fruitland Bible College. He owned and operated Candler Concrete Works for many years and was a member of West Asheville Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Judith Middleton Robinson; daughters, Jennifer Franklin, and Jill Hubbard; son, Jeffrey Robinson; step-daughter, Melody Hammell; and step-son, Matthew Staples.

The graveside service for Mr. Robinson will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday at Green Hills Cemetery with the Rev. Jeffrey Hudson and Chris Hensley officiating.

His family will receive friends beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountain Area Pregnancy Services, 1710 Old Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806.


Graveside Service: August 11, 2019 3:00 pm

Green Hills Cemetery
25 New Leicester Hwy.
Asheville, NC 28806

Visitation: August 11, 2019 1:30 pm

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


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  1. Judy, Melody, and Matthew and family, I’m so sorry. I pray that God gives you the comfort and peace that you need during this time of grief. I had fond memories of Dale. So much love to you. ❤️

  2. Love to all.of you. I remember he and George Dowdle as rocks in our church for so long
    I know he was such an influence in so many lives.
    God bless you all. We are praying for you!
    Shane and Brenda Logan

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss!! There are not many men like your dad!! What a precious soul! I am blessed to have known him. Prayers for your family!!

  4. I regret that I haven’t seen Dale in quite some time now. I came to know Dale as a… BIG MAN! Both in stature… and heart! He loved God and His Word. Dale stood strong in his convictions… while also being humble. I loved His sense of humor. Most (if not all) conversations I had with Dale included something comical. And I love Dale’s family. In part because they have some of Dale… in them! My thought’s and prayers are with you.

  5. Our love and prayers go out to his dear family. Dale was a special child of God and will be missed by all that knew him.
    Love to you all
    Anne and John Bland

  6. My sincere sympathy to all the family of Dale Robinson. I was in elementary school with Dale, as well as graduating from High School with him from Lee Edwards. Dale was a fine person and will be missed by many.

  7. This is a big loss to Mary Dot and me, I loved this gentle giant of a man since we were at Hall Fletcher and Lee H. Edwards High School together. We were very close friends,as he was with everyone he came in contact with. We roamed West Asheville and the teen center and Malvern Hills pool together(even Sam’s Club)ha. He loved his God, his family and his many-many friends. Now, Dale is HOME! A place where he can catch up with all those that went on before him. Let’s all try not to be sad, but be of good cheer ! Dale would want it that way,and his God would also! I

  8. Take comfort in knowing that Dale touched many lives and made the world around him a better place. I will be prayerfully thinking of you as you celebrate his life on Sunday and carry on his legacy in the weeks, months and years ahead. May God’s blessings and assurance always be with you.

  9. Precious Family,\ of Dale Robinson,
    We extend to you our deepest sympathy and Christian love. We will continue to pray for you during this time of sorrow in your lives. We rejoice with Dale because he is with the Savior he loved and served faithfully.
    The James H. Johnson Family

  10. Grew up with my friend Dale in school and at West Asheville Baptist Church. Always had great conversations when we saw each other. Will miss Dale! Prayers for the family!

  11. I have many wonderful memories of conversations and time spent with Dale during and since his days at Fruitland Baptist Bible College. He was highly respected in his professional life. Even more importantly, his walk with Jesus inspired so many. We sometimes enjoyed unscheduled chats at the Sam’s Club “Elite Dining Area.” He was a great Christian friend. Be assured of our prayers that the God of all comfort will grant you His peace that passes understanding.

  12. Dale was a great friend at Hall Fletcher and Lee Edwards. We hung out a lot during those years and lost contact after high school. I remember Dale as always happy and smiling. Last time I saw Dale was at Walmart a couple years ago and he was so proud of his grandchildren. God bless his family and the wonderful memories will last forever.

  13. I rode to school with Dale for 3 years. He was a kind and good person. We were at Hall Flechter and Lee Edwards together. The last time I saw him was at a class reunion and we talked about his continued love of square dancing. He will be missed.

  14. Judy, Jennifer, Jill, Jeffrey, Andrew and family:
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dale will be missed and truly remembered for his service and faithfulness to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  15. I was saddened to learn of Dale’s passing. He was a man of faith and conviction. His concern for /and giving to others will be remembered . My prayers will be with your family.

  16. To Dale’s precious family! Seeing this tells me I need to go back on facebook more often, since I’ve only gone on a few times since May! I’m VERY sad to read of Dale Wally’s passing! He was always like a big brother to me! Please accept my condolences & know he will be greatly missed! You’re all in my prayers!

  17. Prayers to all of you. I know what a wonderful Dad he was to you. He raised you to be a special and kind person. Stay strong sweetie!!


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