Hoyle Callahan Grose

hoyle grose
Hoyle Callahan Grose, 87, passed away Thursday afternoon, January 11, 2018, at his home, surrounded by family. Hoyle was born in Spindale, NC, to the late Claude Virgil Grose and Nellie Ethelinda Callahan Grose. He graduated from Rutherfordton-Spindale Central High School. He also served three years in the National Guard in Spindale. Hoyle is survived by his wife of 67 years, Margaret “Jody” Revels Grose; daughters, Marsha Joyner (Dan) of Wendell, NC; Janet Martindale (Lee) of Bradenton, FL; and Phyllis Allison Reece (Mike) of Asheville; two grandchildren, T.C. Martindale (Wendy) and Sarah Reece; a great-granddaughter, Charleston Martindale; and a brother, Phillip B. Grose. Preceding him in death were siblings C.V. Grose, Jr.; Margaret Anderson; and Mary Morrison. He and his wife, Jody, are members of Trinity United Methodist Church in West Asheville. Hoyle had a great love for his church and church family. He served in many capacities, as a Sunday School teacher, UMF Parent, as part of the visitation committee, and past member of the church’s finance committee. Hoyle was a former owner of Allied Insulating Company in Asheville. He was also a past member of the Asheville Kiwanis Club, National Association of Home Builders, and the North Carolina Home Builders Association. Hoyle was also a well-known professional Western Square Dance caller and instructor, beginning in 1971. He was a member of the North Carolina Caller’s Association, South Carolina Caller’s Association and The National Caller’s Association. He was inducted into The Western Carolina Federation of Round and Square-Dancing Hall of Fame in 1996. In 2017, the North Carolina Caller’s Association presented him with a Certificate of Lifetime Membership. The Rev. Nancy Dixon Walton will conduct the memorial service at Trinity United Methodist Church, Saturday, January 20th at 2:00 p.m.. There will be a reception following the service in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 587 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. sorry to hear of Hoyle’s passing. Hoyle was a great man and i will always cherish the times he and i had together calling to our square dance family. i know he is in a better place. my prayers are with his family during this time of sorrow god bless Donnie Devore

  2. Sandy and I are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful Dad Jan and our condolences to your whole family, I know how missed he will be.

  3. Jody — Your LAND of SKY Square Dance family sends love
    and sympathy to you and all your family. Please let us know if
    we can help in any way.

  4. Jody, you are in our prayers. Hoyle was a good friend as you are too. Enjoyed square dancing with you. Love Mary Jo and Bob

  5. Jody’?I was very saddened to learn of Hoyle’s passing. He was one of my favorite people in the ‘square dance world.’? You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I send my deep sympathy to all of the family.

  6. Jody, I am so sorry to hear of Hoyle’s passing. I only knew him from square dancing, but he was such a sweet gentle man. My prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Jody, we remember you and Hoyle so fondly from our square dances in Franklin. Hoyle was a gentleman, a truly gentle man. We give thanks for him and for you, two lovely friends. Peace to you.

  8. Jody, I am so sorry to read of Hoyle’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember you and Hoyle well from square dancing days years ago and you both were so special! My husband was Don Jones, principal of Asheville High and later Supt. of Schools in Asheville, and he is also deceased. But we remembered you and Hoyle with affection and appreciation for those many years.

  9. Jody, you are in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of Hoyle. We will miss his calling and teaching, and we will miss him in that back arm chair at Circle 8s. We will also miss seeing him getting his exercise at the mall, even when he had to tote his oxygen. He was a wonderful man, and we will keep his memory in our hearts forever.


  11. Jody,,,, I am so very sorry to hear this. You and Hoyle were always so gracious and kind when I was out calling in your area. He will always have a special place in my heart. I am so glad he is now at peace and pain free. Sending love, hugs and lots of prayer.

  12. Jody,
    We were sadden to learn of Hoyle’s passing. It was always such a pleasure to talk with both of you when we would meet at square dance conventions and special dances. Praying for God’s comfort for you and your family during this sorrowful time.

  13. Jody,
    We were sadden to learn of Hoyle’s passing. It was always such a pleasure to talk with both of you when we would meet at square dance conventions and special dances. Praying for God’s comfort for you and your family during this sorrowful time.
    Bobby & Betty Lepard, Aiken, SC

  14. Jody, we are sad to learn of Hoyles passing. You were both such pleasant additions to our Square Dance activity
    God Bless
    Merrill & Pam Ridgway
    Charleston, SC

  15. Dear Jody & Family ~ I simply do not have adequate words to convey the sadness that the news of Hoyle’s passing brought. So many fond memories – from square dancing to becoming part of Trinity’s Family , his visits to my home , our Sunday lunches and always that smile and determination he had. My prayers are for you all and I sincerely hope that the good memories will be as a healing balm to your hearts , That the good memories help you to smile through the tears .

  16. Dear Jody and family,
    Walking into Pride and seeing and being able to visit with Hoyle was a joy for me. When I walk in now I will remember Hoyle and the chair he always sat in and the memory will be called a joy jolt and will thank God for knowing a very special man.

  17. Ray and I were very sad to hear of your loss. Hoyle encouraged us many time to keep on square dancing and it paid off. I know that he is in a better place right now. We will be out of town on the 20th but will be thinking of you. Lots of prayers for you and your family.

  18. Dear Family, Our thoughts and Love are with you at this time. The Warsaw See Saws had the great pleasure of dancing with Hoyle at several dances, having meet Jody and Hoyle at a 76’ers Annual Dance. Please accept our prayers during this time. Sympathy to all. Carolyn Quinn – Warsaw See Saws

  19. David and I are so sorry to hear of Hoyle;s passing he will be greatly missed in the square dance community

  20. To my Sweet Aunt Jody, and cousins, My heart is broken for all of you. I pray for God to give you peace, and be your Comforter. Uncle Hoyle will be greatly missed. He was Awesome!
    Love you All.

  21. Jody we just heard off your loss even though we are no longer dancing we will always think of the good times with you and Boyle you will be in our thoughts and prayers Harris and vickeyJones (double diamonds)

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