December 29, 1917 ~ December 27, 2000

Born in: Asheville, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Robert Bruce Williams, 82, of 1503 Abbey Circle, died Wednesday, December 27, 2000 in a local hospital.

A lifelong resident of Asheville, he was the son of the late A. C. and Mary Fortune Williams and was also preceded in death by a brother, Guy Williams.

He was an Army-Air Corps veteran of W.W. II and former co-owner and president of A.C. Williams Plumbing and Heating Co. He was a lifelong member of Biltmore United Methodist Church where he was a lay leader for the past 50 years, former chairman of the Men’s Club, the Men’s Brotherhood and former church treasurer. He was former president of the Rhododendron Civitan Club and was an active volunteer with the Mission St. Joseph’s Health Care System.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Len Moody Williams; daughter, Nita Brunner of Reston, Va.; two sons, Stephen Williams of Huntington, WVa. and Joel Williams of Mars Hill; three sisters, Elizabeth Bostic of Asheville, Evelyn Powers of Jacksonville, Fla., Sara Bryson of Asheville; two brothers, Alfred Williams and Conrad Williams, both of Asheville; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Friday in the Biltmore United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Ashley Crowder-Stanley. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 pm Thursday at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road where Mr. Williams will remain until being placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New Direction Ministries, P.O. Box 968, Mars Hill, NC 28754.

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  1. Craig and I were so sorry to hear about Bruce. Your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers. We will not be able to attend the funeral but will be thinking about you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

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  2. I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Bruce. I will miss him. Sorry I can’t be at the funeral but my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I love you all very much.

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  3. I am so sorry that we are unable to attend the service. You know we are thinking of you and love you very much.

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  4. Jessie and I send our prayers and thoughts to all of you. Bruce was a fine man and we will miss him very much.

    God bless you!

    Tommy and Jessie

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  5. To Aunt Len, Nita, Steve and Joel.
    Please know our hearts are hurting today. Uncle Bruce was one of my Heroes. I will surely miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time. Remember, God’s love is sufficient in all things. He will see you through. We love you.

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  6. We knew Bruce only slightly as we live at 406 Abbey Circle only part of the year,but whenever I met with him in regards to affairs of our community where we live, I found him a very plesant and interesting and friendly man. We along with our whole community will miss him greatly. My wife and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family. Ken & Elsie Meyer 406 Abbey Circle

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  7. OUR PRAYERS, THOUGHTS, AND LOVE ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME. WE THOUGHT A LOT OF BRUCE. HE WAS SUCH A FINE PERSON.

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  8. We all loved uncle Bruce very much. We’re very sorry he’s gone, but happy he’s out of pain & with his brother Guy. All our love, always.

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