December 16, 1933 ~ April 5, 2019

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

Joseph Thomas Sevier, III, 85, of Asheville, passed away April 5, 2019.

Joe was a son of the late Joseph Thomas Sevier, Jr. and Ruth English Sevier. He grew up in Asheville and attended Lee Edwards High School. He was a graduate of NCSU and then served his country in the US Navy. Following his time in the service, he worked as a Nuclear Engineer in the field of quality control.

Following his retirement in 1993, he and his wife of 40 years, Kay Dixon Sevier, moved to Ellijay, GA, where he designed and built beautiful log homes. They moved to WNC to be closer to family in 2014.

Joe is survived by his wife, Kay; siblings, Ruthie, Monty, Caroline and Bob; children, Joseph IV (Livia), Nicole (Larry), Leigh (David) and Amanda (Lee); grandchildren, Joseph V, Christina, Samantha, Lucy, Hunter, Sophie, Georgia, Kerry, Will, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, April 22 in the Fellowship Hall of Arden First Baptist Church, followed by a time of visitation with the family. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made the Alzheimer’s Association (

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Memorial Service: April 22, 2019 2:00 pm

Arden First Baptist Church
3839 Sweeten Creek Road
Arden, NC 28704


Room: Fellowship Hall

Visitation: April 22, 2019 3:00 pm

Arden First Baptist Church
3839 Sweeten Creek Road
Arden, NC 28704


Room: Fellowship Hall

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

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


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  1. I will be with you in prayer for your comfort and peace. I know the days have been so very difficult for you.
    Praying that your health will improve. Love and prayers for all the family.
    In sympathy, Nancy Lee

  2. I knew Joe from first grade at Claxton School to graduation at Lee Edwards in 1952. Since I lived a black further from school I would get up city Joe at the mimosa tree in his yard and walk the short way to Claxton. He did so well throughout school in positions of leadership, and was always friendly to everyone. I saw him many years later at some of our class reunions. He was a fine person. Sympathy to all the family as you mourn your loss. May you know God’s comfort through the love of family and friends.

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