Robert Chester Belcher

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Robert Chester Belcher, 74, of Arden, passed away Tuesday, August 15 at the John F. Keever Jr. Solace Center. A native of Baltimore, MD, he was a son of the late Harry Lester and Ruth Reece Belcher. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Gayle Belcher Pearson. Robert graduated from Clinton (TN) High School and worked as a self-employed carpenter. He specialized in finish carpentry and was well loved and respected by his many customers. Robert was a true family man and will forever be loved and cherished by all. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sandra Huse Belcher; two daughters, Timi Y. Walk (Michael) and Linda M. Hughes; two sons, Robert Chester Belcher, Jr. (Robin) and William C. Pierce, IV (Tonya); one brother, Lester Joe Belcher (Terecia); one aunt, Betty Tripp; one uncle, Bert Hunter Reece (Betty); five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, August 19 at Sardis United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service and a reception will be held following the service, all at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family graciously asks that memorial donations be made to Sardis United Methodist Church, 897 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806 or to Cancer Care of WNC, PO Box 695, Asheville, NC 28802 or to the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. It was always a pleasure hearing Bob tell his homespun stories. He had a positive influence on many lives & will be greatly missed. Sandy, you are in our thoughts & prayers. Hoping you are blessed with strength. Great memories…

  2. Bob was one of the kindest men we have ever known, an excellent carpenter who could fix just about anything. More importantly, he always did his work with a smile, a sense of humor as well as purpose. We will miss him, particularly his Christmas Santa letters.

    Sandy our heart goes out to you in the loss of this good man. Take care.

  3. Sandy and Family,
    My prayers are with you at this time of your grief. May God bless you all
    Evelyn Ridenhour

  4. Please accept our condolences on the loss of your dear Bob and our good friend. We have had many happy memories together. I know he fought a brave battle. God Bless you and all his family at this time of sorrow.

  5. Sandy and family….you are in my thoughts and prayers…Bob was one of a kind and I was privileged to call him my friend.

  6. Every day I see the efforts Bob made to display and hang 300 pictures at my home. All sorts of fix me up projects that he led too. A good friend with a steady smile. Bob will be missed by all who knew him.

  7. Sandy and family.

    My heartfelt condolences for you. I’ll miss seeing Bob’s smiling face and warm, hardy handshake at all of the jam sessions, and just hanging at Red’s. He was a one of a kind character, that will be sorely missed. Prayers and love to you all. God bless and keep you.

    Jim Farmer

  8. Dear Sandy and Family, My friend, Bob, was one of the kindest men I ever met. He was so faithful and encouraging. Always made me smile. Loved the Lord and Sandy with all his heart, and everyone loved him. We will sure miss him. Sandy, love and prayers to you and your family. ‘Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.’ Psalm 118:7.

  9. Sandy and family… Bob was such a blessing to me and Ronnie. I loved his gentleness see his smile. He always had a kind word to say… Or joking around to make others smile. He will truly be missed.

  10. Our lives were blessed by having known Bob. What a special and caring man he was. He holds a place in our hearts forever. Mark, Chantal, Blake and Grace Rayner

  11. Sandy – Bob will be missed. He sowed so many seeds into peoples hearts. He was an amazing man and I am so much more blessed to have known him.

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