George Edward "Ed" Baskerville Jr.

george baskerville

December 12, 2020

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

George Edward “Ed” Baskerville Jr., 73, of Fletcher, passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday, December 12, 2020.

A native of Asheville, Ed was the son of the late George E. Baskerville Sr. and Catherine S. Baskerville.
He is survived and will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 42 years, Mary Lipe Baskerville; loving daughter, Tina Smolarz (Aaron) of Lutherville, MD; his dear, sweet grandchildren, Max and Caroline Smolarz; one devoted sister, Jean Robbins (Erv) of Candler, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Ed was a 1965 graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School and attended Mars Hill College until he was drafted into the US Army, where he proudly served in Vietnam. He loved to play golf with his buddies Joe Reid, Mike Kelly and Larry Mucci and was especially proud of his hole-in-one at “Muni”.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Green Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the Michael J. Fox Foundation ( or to Four Seasons Compassion For Life Hospice, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Graveside Service: December 15, 2020 12:00 pm

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


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Will always remember spending the holiday times with Ed. He was a very sweet man who along with Mary welcomed me into the family. So sad he is gone and may you Rest In Peace.

  2. Tim, Chris and I are so sad to hear of Ed’s passing. He was a great guy, terrific brother-in-law, and so devoted to my sweet sister Mary and niece Tina. He will be greatly missed. The big Fairway in the sky has gained a true gentleman and an angel. Love you!

  3. Thanks for so many family memories Uncle Eddie. I’ll always cherish the times we spent together. May you rest in peace in the hands of the Lord.

  4. Ed was so sweet and kind and I considered him more like a brother than brother in law! He will be greatly missed but I know for the first time in years he is standing tall and walking! Rest in peace my sweet friend!

  5. Going to visit Ed and Mary was one of my favorite things to do. Ed was kind and loving and funny as well. He will be miss dearly. Rest in peace.

  6. Ed was so sweet and kind and was more like a brother to me than a brother in law! He was my sister’s perfect mate and for that I will be ever grateful! He will be ever missed but for the first time in years he is standing tall and walking on his own! I love you Ed, may you rest in peace!

  7. Ed i will surely miss you i always enjoyed our times together with you and mary. Will miss watching our shows together like Gunsmoke, Rifleman and golf. Rest in Peace Ed

  8. Ed was a treasure. Such a good conversationalist on many subjects, and a great sense of humor and quick wit. Heaven has gained an angel!

  9. Mary, Tina/Aaron/Grandchildren & Jean,
    So sorry for the loss of a loving husband of 42 yrs, precious father, grandfather & brother! May God give you all the peace & joy in the upcoming days & hold those cherish memories that are close to your heart! Your family is in our thoughts & prayers! With Deepest Love, Bill & Karen Carter – Asheville, NC

  10. Oh Jean, I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember from long ago how we looked up to our big brothers. You are in my heart. Love you. ❣️

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