Dennis Elsworth Rector

dennis rector

May 23, 1947 ~ May 3, 2023

Born in: Buncombe, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Dennis Elsworth Rector, 75, of Asheville, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at StoneCreek Health and Rehabilitation.

A native of Buncombe Co., Dennis was a son of the late Elsworth and Lucille Ramsey Rector.

Surviving is his wife, Joyce Robinson Rector; son, Brad Rector; brother, Keith Rector (Patty); sister-in-law, Ann Robinson Ricker; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 13 in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Ronnie Owen officiating.

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


Visitation: May 13, 2023 1:00 pm

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


Memorial Service: May 13, 2023 2:00 pm

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


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    • Sorry to hear of the loss of brother Dennis. He was always a special friend of mine. May each one of you fell the presence of God’s love peace and His grace and mercy. Love and prayers. Rest in peace brother Dennis 🙏

    • My fave Uncle Dennis I love you so much You will be greatly missed til we meet again in heaven Give Granny Lucille and Grandaddy Eillsworth a big hug and kiss for me Rest In Peace 🥲💔

  1. Joyce and Brad
    Sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jean and Heather

  2. Joyce, Brad, and family.
    You’ll miss Dennis, we’ll miss Dennis!
    He had a knack for getting under your skin and into your heart!
    Rejoice in the fact that he is OK once again!

  3. Dennis was always a great person to be around, very kind and loved making people laugh. You will be missed, love and prayers to the family.

  4. Dennis was always a happy person with a smile on his face. I know he will be greatly missed by all his friends and family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    From DC, Bernice, Johnny, and Weldon Robinson

  5. Dennis, Thank you for all the years of friendship. So sorry I couldn’t be there today. 1 day we will meet again!! Praying for the family in these coming days!!

  6. So sorry one of my favorite people going to be missed so sorry Joyce and Brad till we meet again buddy. Scott Rigsby family

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