July 18, 1926 ~ March 19, 2004

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

James G. “Jim“ Dover, 77, formerly of Enka, died Friday, March 19, 2004, at a local hospital. A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late David F. and Margaret Lyda Dover and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie Dover and Marvin L. Dover and two sisters, Aelene McCarson and Lucille Carol. He attended Asheville-Biltmore College, Wake Forest University and Western Carolina University and was employed by American Enka and BASF in the research department where he retired after 30+ years of service. He was a member of Starnes Cove Baptist Church where he was a deacon and Sunday School teacher. Survivors include five sisters, Kate Golden of Asheville with whom he made his home, Violet Dover of Swannanoa, Margaret Brown, Betty Hall and Roberta Radford, all of Asheville; two brothers, Robert Dover of Candler and Jack Dover of Chesapeake, VA. Jim was a loving and compassionate brother who loved his family and his church family. Many lives were touched by his love of the Lord and he often spoke of going to his heavenly home. Funeral services will be 1:30 pm Sunday at Starnes Cove Baptist Church with the Revs. Charlie Sams and Michael Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. His family will greet friends from 12:30-1:30 pm at the church. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Starnes Cove Baptist Church Building Fund, 149 Starnes Cove Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. I remember James from our school days at West Buncombe High School. He was always smiling, was friendly, & had a very sweet disposition. I know he will be missed by all of his friends & family.

    June Capps Spivey

  2. Dear brothers and sisters of James,

    I just today (4-13-04) found the obituary for James on the internet.

    James and I were in West Buncombe High School at the same time and later rode the same bus to work in Asheville. I always found James to be genuine, sincere, and friendly. His was an exemplary life that radiated a Christian witness to those around him. I am sure he is missed by many.

  3. I am grateful for the good times I had with Jim and his pastor, Rev. Charlie Sams, at Baptist State Convention meetings through the years. I was proud to call him my friend and brother in Christ.

  4. Jim was a loving, and true friend to Shirley and myself. He will truly be missed, but know that one day we will join him again.

  5. Dear Family, Our love & prayers are with you. Jim was a wonderful man and we loved him dearly. He was very kind to us when we first started coming to Starnes Cove, and became a good friend to us. We will miss him very much.

    All our love, Marvin & Janice Jones

  6. Roberta, Robert and family, May God give you peace and put His loving arms around you to comfort you in this hour of need. I will hold you up to God in prayer.

  7. To the brothers and sisters:
    I worked with Jim in Research at American Enka and BASF. He was alway such a gentlemen. I’ll always remember his smile, especially when he talked about the ‘Braves.’ I know all of you have lots of good memories of Jim, as I do. My prayers are with you during this time.

  8. Dear Family, We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. May God be with you during this difficult time and in the days ahead.

  9. We are sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. He was a wonderful person and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. My Uncle Jim came to my thoughts today as a sit and watch a Wake Forest football game. I remember as a small boy sitting on his lap on so many Thanksgivings watching college football with him. Such a gentle soul.


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