August 2, 1940 ~ September 9, 2020

Born in: Burlington, Vermont
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Richard Eugene Jennings, 80, of Asheville, NC, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. He was an amazing man of integrity and faith, who valued his family over everything. He served in the US Air Force, and later retired from the VA Medical Center. Richard was a proud member of the Vermont Society of Mayflower Descendants. He discovered this when he researched his genealogy.

Richard was born in Burlington, Vermont. He was preceded in death by his parents and a few of his brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his faithful and loving wife of 62 years, Roberta Jennings, his brothers Dennis Pierce and Everick Danforth, his sisters Mae Hardin, Norma Reed and Charlene Howle; his children Anne (Wes) Parker, Amy (Joel) Burton, Leslie (Deb) Jennings and Michelle (Jeff) Crisp; 5 grandchildren: Becca, Rachel, Joshua, Ava and Josie and 6 great-grandchildren: Ali, Tyler, Ysabella, Savannah, Abigail and Elijah.

A private family funeral will be held at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Beverly Hills Baptist Church Food Pantry (Attn: Marilyn Greene), 777 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805.

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.

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  1. Uncle Richard was such a fun loving, silly, but incredibly caring soul. He always had a smile on his face when he’d see me. And gave me so many great memories as a kid. Hopefully he and my dad are reunited now.
    Thinking about you all. Praying for you. All my love 🖤

  2. Amy I was so sad to hear about your dad. I know from our talks what a special man he was. My prayers are with you and your family.

  3. The entire family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. If there is anything needed, please let us know

    • So sorry for your loss. Grandpa Jennings was always so good to me. He will be greatly missed, but we’ll see him again soon one day!

  4. I just received word of Mr. Jennings passing and am sad to hear this news. All of the Collins gang will always remember Mr. Jennings calling “hey neighba” or “hello Mr. C” or “hello Mrs. C”. You all were good neighbors there in Parkway Forest for many years. Know that we will be lifting prayers of comfort for all of the family.

  5. Amy,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. There is something special about a father. I am praying for you and your family and if there is anything I can do for you, just let me know.
    I love you,

  6. I am so sorry for your loss, and am praying God will give you strength to get through this difficult time.
    with love,
    sharon whitley


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