July 21, 1919 ~ November 14, 2001

Born in: Clay Co., NC,
Resided in: Columbus, NC

Asheville ~ John R. Cabe, 82, formerly of north Asheville, died Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at the VA Medical Center Nursing Home of Asheville.

A native of Hayesville, Mr. Cabe was a son of the late Julian French Cabe and Mary Byers Cabe.

He was an Army veteran of World War II and the owner of Eagle Insulating Company for thirty-five years.

Mr. Cabe was a former member of the Asheville Lions Club, a charter member and past president of Asheville Sales & Marketing Club, a past member of the Rhododendron Royal Brigade of Guards, a past president of the Asheville Merchants Association, and active in the Chamber of Commerce and the United Way.

Survivors include two sons, John R. Cabe, Jr. and his wife, Kathryn Roseborough Cabe of Arden and Stephen Cabe of McHenry, MD; three grandchildren, Taylor William Cabe of McHenry, MD, Jeremy William Cabe and Meghan Leigh Cabe of Arden and one brother, William J. Cabe of Hayesville.

A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, November 17 at 1:00 PM at Ledford's Chapel Methodist Church in Hayesville with Revs. Jackie Sellers and Kevin Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. We had the distinct pleasure of knowing John from the first day he came to the Extended Care Facility at the VA Medical Center. We assisted in the VA worship services and enjoyed his participation when he was able to attend. Mack visited with him as recently as this past Sunday and they enjoyed a good fellowship. He was a fine man who will certainly be missed. We extend our most sincere sympathy to the family.
    Shirley & Mack Jones

  2. Robin’ was sorry to learn of your father’s death. I know that he must have been a great guy because he has a great son. My sympathy and prayers are with you and the family.



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