November 15, 1936 ~ February 27, 2022

Born in: Myanmar,
Resided in: Fairview, NC

Retired physician, Dr. Forth Naisang, passed away February 27, 2022. He was a Christ-follower, husband, father to five, grandfather to 22, and great-grandfather to three. He left a lasting legacy of faith and hope to his family and community.

Forth was the first of his family to immigrate from Myanmar to the United States in the 1950’s with the purpose of completing a medical degree. Once completed, he met and married Judy, and they settled down in the Asheville area to raise their 5 children, Judith Lynne, Robert, James, Elizabeth, and Joanna.

During his 85 years, Forth was known to share the Gospel through word and deed, ministering to people’s souls and physical needs. Passionate for the Word of God and for his people, he translated the English Bible into his Chin dialect, Zanniat, along with a book of hymns. He wanted his life to reflect the God he loved; over his lifetime, he volunteered with youth groups, served his local church, supported homeless shelters and youth camps, and founded Chin Hills Ministries with Judy for the purpose of building a seminary as well as provide continued support to students and orphanages in his native country of Myanmar.

Visitation with his family will be Thursday, March 3rd, at Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road from 6-8.

His Celebration of Life service will be held at Trinity of Fairview March 4th, at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Chin Hills Ministries PO Box 295, Fairview, NC 28730.

Services

Visitation: March 3, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805

(828)299-4416
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Celebration of Life: March 4, 2022 2:00 pm

Trinity of Fairview
646 Concord Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

828-252-3535

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805

(828)299-4416
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. Love to you all. Your father was a hero and a true example, and I feel fortunate to have known him. May you find peace in his legacy.

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  2. I cannot imagine coming from Burma right after a world war to the United States and raising five children to love Jesus against all the temptations he never even had the chance to face. But through Christ, he raised a living example I found in his daughter, Joanna. He did not just run his race, he answered with his life and the lives of his family the one ask of Jesus before His ascension: The Great Commission.

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  3. Judith, Robert, James and to all his children and family. His reputation was always known to be respected and admired. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  4. The whole Naisang family makes this world a better place…Mr. Naisang was the reason. ♥️ My condolences to the whole family. Rest In Peace.

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  5. My condolences to you all, beautiful Naisang family. What a wonderful, Godly man. He made the world a better place and that continues with your whole family. I know you will miss him, but I am praising God that you have the assurance of seeing him again. In the mean time, I am praying strength over your hearts. Reneé and Robert, please call us if you need anything. I love you.

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  6. Mr naisang was a great youth director back in the day he was always a faithful servant and helped out in any way he could I loved being in his class I loved him and Judy and the whole family in so sorry for your loss in praying for you all..

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  7. I know that heaven is a much smilier place now. I remember fondly Dr Naisang & Mrs. Judy from our days at Merrimon church. God has blessed & given us all cherished memories.

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  8. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole Naisang family. I remember the family from Merrimon Avenue Baptist Church and what a great blessing they are.

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  9. Dr. Naisang was a wonderful Christian who shared the love of Christ with all he met. Even in his later years, I enjoyed his posts on Facebook that reflected his love for the Lord. What great reassurance to know he is in the presence of God! My deepest sympathies to the whole family. We will keep you in our prayers!

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  10. We have fond memories of serving together at Merrimon Avenue Baptist, Forth and Judy were great servants and always gave glory to God for their ability to serve and for their family. Our prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow.

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  11. I’m sorry for your loss. I went to school with Robert at Asheville Christian Academy. Your family will be in my thoughts & prayers.
    Cheryl Kemp Black

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  12. Much love and caring goes out to you, Cousins. We grew up together, played together, laughed and cried together, were in each other’s weddings the same year, shared so much through all these years. Forth was a good and caring man. May his journey now be open and full of joy and peace. With deepest feelings…Jokey and daughters, Leyla & Banu

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  13. Our heart felt condolences to all of the Naisang family. We were saddened hearing this today. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Rusty and Carolyn Bradley

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  14. I worked with Dr. Naisang at the VA Medical Center and I remember he had such a gentle soul. Prayers for the family.

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  15. Dear Naisang Family, Prayers for peace and comfort for all of you in the coming days. What a wonderful family he had and I had the privilege of working with the children of Mr. and Mrs. Naisang at AC Reynolds, all of them smart and intelligent young people and now wonderful pillars in their communities. He indeed leaves a wonderful legacy behind him with them, and with all the good work he has done with the youth, and adults that he has worked with and taught in the community, and even returning to his native country to help them have their own Bible and starting a seminary for them. He was indeed a servant of God. He will be missed by many people in many places. In my thoughts and prayers for the entire family.
    Love in Christ,
    Ethel Jacobson

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  16. I remember his kindness, and his help with other people. He will be missed. Condolences to Judy and the family.

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  17. My heart, my love and my prayers reach out to all of you. I know he was a precious man. What a wonderful family and so blessed to have him at the head with Christ. God’s blessed assurance that you will all be together again. My love to you, Judy (Mrs. Judith Carol Vogler Naisang).

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  18. I had the privilege of working with Dr Naisang for many years at the VAMC in Asheville. He was a kind and gentle soul and will be remembered with fondness by many that knew him

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  19. What a wonderful man Dr. Naisang was. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May happy memories bring you comfort and peace.

    All our love,

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  20. Dr. Naisang was one of the kindest people I know. It’s been a blessing knowing him and his family. I will be remembering the family in my Prayers.

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  21. My husband sure thought a lot about your dad. He worked with him at the VA. Prayers for your family during this time of mourning.

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  22. Condolences to a wonderful family on what must be a devastating loss of a fine man. I had the opportunity to know the family the 1990s while attending First Baptist Church. Forth and the rest of his family will leave a lasting legacy on the lives that they have touched over the years.

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  23. Joanna, Steve, and Family we are so sorry about the loss of your loved one. You are in our prayers, may God keep you in His loving hands, and give you many memories of your Dad. Though we are unable to be there with you we send you our love, prayers, and deepest sympathy.

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  24. So sorry for your loss. I went to ACA with Lynn and Robert. This family is some of the best people you could ever share a part of your life with. Hope that this family will find peace knowing that the multitude of lives that were impacted through the years was a true blessing to all . Thanks for letting me be a small part of that.

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