August 15, 1933 ~ November 24, 2007

Born in: Haywood Co.,
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Rev. Robert Justice, Jr., 74, of 18 Round Hill Dr., Leicester, left this Earthly home to go to his Heavenly home, Saturday, November 24, 2007, at his residence following a long illness. Mr. Justice was born in Haywood Co., but lived in Buncombe Co. for most of his life. He was a son of the late Robert Justice, Sr., and Artie Mae Spiegal. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas, Carl, Charles, and George Justice. An avid hunter and trout fisherman, Mr. Justice was a retired tobacco and dairy farmer. He was a member of the Dairyman’s Association. He had also been an ordained minister, and was a former pastor of Easter Gap Church. He was a member of South Turkey Creek Missionary Baptist Church. He and his wife, Mae, served as foster parents for 35 years, and for more than 100 children. They were honored in the Great American Family Program. Mr. Justice is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mae Caldwell Justice; daughters, Linda Webb and husband Jim, of Leicester, and Charlene Monroe, of Mississippi; sons, Randy Justice and wife Cathy, of Leicester, Mike Justice and wife Wendy, of Clyde, and John Justice and wife Kay, of Leicester; sisters, Fannie Wells, of Canton, Bonnie Woodard, of Waynesville, and Hattie Philbeck, of Newport, TN; brothers, Hugh and Marion Justice and wife Mabel, both of Canton; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Justice and Annie Justice, both of Canton, and Flora Justice, of Leicester; 16 grandchildren, including very special grandchildren, Daniel Justice and Katie Justice; eight great-grandchildren; numerous foster children, including Gary Parham, Wayne Warren, R.D. Chandler, and Jim and Jeremiah Metcalf; life-long friend, Frank West; special extended family, C.D. and Judy Grindstaff; and lots of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. with the Revs. Furman Wilson and Phil Willett officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be C.D. Grindstaff, Eric Grindstaff, David Justice, Daniel Justice, Roger Justice, Wayne Justice, Billy Clark, and Weston Justice. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Terry Justice, Benny Justice, and Danny Justice, and serving as alternate pallbearers will be Jose Valladares and Lionel Sawyer. His family will receive friends 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, and at other times at their residence.

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  1. We loved uncle Junior so much.I know you all did and will miss him so much.We love you all.You have our love and prayers.

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  2. Marion, Mabel, and family, I was saddened to learn the death of Rev. Justice. I had heard my mother, (Eula Justice Suttles), speak of you all. We will all have that wonderful reunion in Heaven one day. You are in my thoughts, and prayers.

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  3. So sorry about uncle Junior.We loved him.He has been a real blessing to us. Sorry we could’nt make it because of sickness.You all will be in our thougts and prayers. Love you all.

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  4. I know that when the Father above told Papaw that it was time for him to come home, he was ready.I know that the pearly gates of heaven swung open wide for him to enter.I know that he got his wings & is looking down on us saying that he is finally home & that he is at peace.He was a wonderful person & we will all miss him.

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  5. We will miss Jr. everyday. It’s so hard to drive by the farm and not look up to see if you can spot him out on the porch.
    But we have to remind ourselves that he’s at peace now.
    No cane or oxygen to slow him down, he hit HEAVEN running!
    Praise God!
    Love to the entire family and all friends of this Sweet Ole Man,
    The Grindstaffs
    Eric, Melissa, Jonathan & Danny

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  6. We will really miss our talks on your porch and at our pond. You were a great friend and neighbor that we will never forget.
    You will all be in our prayers.

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  7. Just wanted you all to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord comfort you in this time of need. We love you! Shannon, Lora, Pressley and Andrew Morgan

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  8. He was a special cousin and he will truly be missed . I am sorry for your loss . And I am praying for you all.

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  9. I never knew Jr. but what I have been told by my mother(Sandra Norton) and grandmother ( Mae Justice Stepp)he was a very fine man and accomplished alot in what time on earth he had and makes me proud to be apart of his extended family …I will keep yall in my prayers .

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  10. Were sorry to hear about Rev.Justice . We were honored to have him as our pastor at Easter Gap Church in Laurel.
    He will be forever missed and loved. We’ll be praying for you and your family .

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  11. Jr he was always one of my favorite cousins and he was always good to me . And sweet and had a sweet spirit . One day I will meet him in heaven again . I loved him very much .
    Deep condolences to Mae , Linda & Randy . I love yall and will be praying for yall.

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  12. We want to extend our sympathy and prayers during this time of grief and loss. You can rejoice in knowing he is with the Lord but we know the sadness of not having them with us anymore. May God give you comfort during this time and the days ahead. Mae thank you for the card you just sent Mom. That was so thoughtful of you. Keep in touch with her. It will be good for both of you. Linda, I understand the pain of loosing a Dad. I still miss him so much. Cherish the memories and you will more as times goes on.

    Love and prayers.

    Reva and Gaylen

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  13. We want to extend our sympathy and prayers during this time of grief and loss. You can rejoice in knowing he is with the Lord but we know the sadness of not having them with us anymore. May God give you comfort during this time and the days ahead. Mae thank you for the card you just sent Mom. That was so thoughtful of you. Keep in touch with her. It will be good for both of you. Linda, I understand the pain of loosing a Dad. I still miss him so much. Cherish the memories and you will more as times goes on.

    Love and prayers.

    Reva and Gaylen

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  14. Many prayers and thoughts go out to Linda Webb and extended family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Gwenda

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