November 13, 1928 ~ May 27, 2018

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

Robert “Bob” Carroll Clark, 89, of Asheville, passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Care Partners Solace. Born in Buncombe County to the late James Franklin and Isabel Hall Clark, he was a mechanical engineer. He graduated from NC State in 1960 and joined Groce UMC the same year where he remained an active member. He was an active member of the HawCreek Lion’s Club and Mountaineer Sam’s Clubwhere he was a past president. An avid traveler, Bob visited 49 states and most of Canada. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Julia Brown Clark; son, Alan Clark and his wife, Tonya; daughter, Beverly Clark, all of Asheville; grandchildren, Jennifer Douglas, Hayden Clark, Triston Clark; and great grandchildren, Daysha, Cory and Brooke. A graveside service will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel UMC Cemetery. Rev. Gerald Davis will officiate. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Groce United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Groce UMC, 954 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC, 28805. Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.

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  1. Bob was a very fine person. I worked with him at Engineering Associates, Inc. years ago and he was always a pleasant person.

  2. Dear Julia and Family…..We were deeply sadden to learn Sunday off Bob’s death. Over the years we have gotten to know you in Handbells–Bob was always there, I even purchased a broom from him. I always remember sharing the 2nd of May with you as my birthday. Holding you in God’s light with our thoughts and prayers…..happy 65 blessed memories,,,

    charlie schoof and norma buckingham asheville nc

  3. Julia, We are so sorry for your loss. Bob was one of our group that was well loved by all. He always made everyone feel special. Bob will be missed.

  4. Julia and Family,
    Bill and I are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I remember him from Groce and always selling the brooms for the Loin’s Club. He was always willing to help usher when Bill needed him. Such a pleasant man and a good family man. May God wrap his arms around you and your family, giving you each Peace and Grace at this time of sorrow. In our prayers!

  5. In my lifetime, I have never known a finer man. I worked with Bob for 8 years and never did I see him angry, or speak harshly of others.

    Julia, Beverly, and Alan, you were so fortunate to have Bob as a husband and father, and I have been equally blessed to call him friend. He was a True Gentleman!

    Please know each of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


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