October 12, 1934 ~ November 28, 2021

Born in: Fletcher, NC
Resided in: Arden, NC

Jerome Herman Israel, โ€œGrandaddyโ€, 87, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 28, 2021.

Jerome was born in Fletcher to the late Tommy and Edna Israel. He was also preceded in death by is wife of 66 years, Robbie Hare Israel; an infant daughter, Athena Diane Israel and two brothers, Fred Israel, and Thomas Israel.

He graduated Valley Springs High School and then AB Tech in 1969 and went on to become the Owner and President of Arden Heating & Cooling, Inc. He and Robbie attended Stoney Mountain Baptist Church.

Jerome is survived by a son, Timothy Israel (Marcia), two daughters, Tammy Pressley (Tim) and Tara Matthews (Dale); three grandchildren, Colt Israel (Ashley), Ashlee Trantham and Leah Howard (Taylor); two great grandchildren Paislee White and Hawkins Howard and one on the way, Lakelyn Sage Israel; six siblings, Lois Hudson, Roy Israel, Nancy Jervis, Jerry Israel, Linda Calloway and Ronnie Israel, as well as many extended family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 3, 2021 at Fletcher First Baptist Church with Reverends Charles Rogers, Roy Waldroup, Thomas Holbrooks and Doug Guy officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Episcopal Churchyard in Fletcher. His family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM on Thursday evening at Fletcher First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Awana Club at Fletcher First Baptist Church (PO Box 1658, Fletcher, NC 28732) or to Stoney Mountain Christian Academy, 3301 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville, NC 28791.

Services

Funeral Service: December 3, 2021 1:00 pm

Fletcher First Baptist Church
5 Cane Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

687 1031

Burial: December 3, 2021 2:00 pm

Calvary Episcopal Churchyard
Hendersonville Road
Fletcher, NC 28732


For those who wish to pay their respects: December 2, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fletcher First Baptist Church
5 Cane Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

687 1031

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

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

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. Dear Family, Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time! Herman and Robbie were the greatest of neighbors. Herman always gave me good advice and helped me with my air conditioner when it was down. I enjoyed talking with him. They will be missed.

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  2. Dear Tara and family,
    Sonny and I Just want to let you know how sorry we are to hear of the passing of your dad. It is never easy to turn loose of our parents but as we know they have lived, loved and taught us well and now it is their time to go rest and reunite with the ones that were there have passed before them. Special prayers are sent your way for healing and to remember that he is with his beloved Robbie again. Love to you all.

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  3. Our hearts are breaking for all of you during this time. We at the same time rejoice that grand daddy is now totally healed and reunited with nanny and they are both with our Lord and Savior and rejoicing
    We love each of you!

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  4. We are so very sorry for your loss, especially at this time of year. Praying for strength and comfort. We love you all.

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  5. Calvin and Marie McMinn send our condolences and prayers to the family. Herman was a treasured cousin. We will miss him.

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  6. Dear Family
    You will be in our hearts and prayers during this time. Mom and Dad considered Jerome and Robbie 2 of their dearest friends. One day we can all be reunited in world free from pain and sorrows. Your family is highly commended on your selfless sacrifices in the care you gave your mom and dad. May God Bless and comfort you.

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  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He isn’t suffering anymore, he’s with your Mom and one day you’ll see them again.

    Jackie & Nancy Praytor

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  8. Tim and family,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you during this time remembering his promise of being re-united in Glory one day.

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  9. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ๐Ÿ™
    I fondly remember fishing with Herman and working at Cranston with him.
    Later his company provided heating and cooling for houses I built.
    Precious memories! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค

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