Robert Lynn Arthur

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Asheville ~ Robert "Bob"Arthur, 55, of Asheville passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and was the son of Donna Faye Rife Arthur of Asheville and the late Gene Allen Arthur. He was a sales representive with Danka Office Imaging and was an avid fisherman. Bob was a gourmet cook, who loved to entertain his many friends. He loved to make people laugh and loved animals. Bob will be greatly missed by the many lives he touched. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sisters, Darcy Wagoner of Winston Salem and Julie Voss and husband Ray of Asheville; a brother, Scott Allen Arthur of Weaverville; longtime best friend, Brenda Brown of Fairview; and survived by several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday at Groce United Methodist Church with Rev. Gerald Davis officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Buncombe County Humane Society, 55 Shiloh Road, Suite 6, Asheville, NC 28803 or to the charity of one's choice.

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  1. I’m so sorry for the loss of Bob and for each of his family members as well as for my dear friend, Brenda. My prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. He will be missed by so many…..

  2. we send our sincere condinces to bobs family and brenda we will miss him very much ray &susan

  3. My condolences go out to the family and also to my friend Brenda. May God hold you close my friend and be by your side in the coming days and the weeks and months ahead.I am so sorry for the ache that you have inside of you right now. Know that I am thinking of you.
    Much love,
    Melody Burleson

  4. My deepest sympathies to the family in your sudden loss. Brenda, my heart goes out to you and I have you in my prayers. May God lead you all through this difficult time.

  5. Bob will be sorely missed. We are deeply sorry for this loss. Our thoughts are with you all through this diffult time. Words cannot express our deepest sympathy.

  6. Dearest Arthur Family, I have wonderful memories of cousin Bobby that makes me smile. How much fun we had with ALL of you when you would come to visit Iowa. Please know we are all saddened by this huge loss of your precious son and big brother. You are in our prayers and always in our hearts. much love always, Denise and family

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with the Arthur family — my school mates and neighbors Scott and Julie – and Brenda Brown. I am so sorry for your loss.

  8. Dear Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Bob was a joy to know and he will be greatly missed!

  9. We are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Our prayers are with the family and our friend Brenda. God bless each of you through this time and bring you peace.

    Carol and Tim Shumbera

  10. When I think of Bob I remember he always was smiling.He was my classmate and my friend.My thoughts and prayers to his family.

  11. Our sincere sympathy is with the family at this difficult time- The Tucker Family- Jerri, Joyce and Tuck

  12. Darcy and the entire Arthur family:

    So sorry to hear about the loss of Bob and wanted you to know I remember us playing in Happy Valley and going back and forth to each others houses..I remember Bob always coming around us to say hello and then taking off to go somewhere else, didn’t need to be around his sis and her friend, we were younger than him and girls at that..Darcy hope you are doing well and will be praying for all of you..Love and Prayers, Susan Sears Griffin

  13. Donna, Darcy, Scott and Julie,

    Their are no words that will adequately express my sympathy for your loss.
    Bob was a best friend and I loved him no less than my own brother.
    I love you all and will miss Bob’s friendship immensely.
    I am blessed to have known him for for the past 40 years and he was a large part of my life.
    Mark Higdon

  14. My heart goes out to your family. I have very fond memories of the many hours spent at the Arthur home with Julie and remember Bob and other family members well. Especially cold pizza for breakfast! My prayers are with you. Diane

  15. Sincere thoughts and prayers for the family. We will be thinking about you in the days to come.

  16. Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal. May you each be comforted by the memory of who Bob was and how he gently touched so many of our lives. He will be greatly missed.

  17. Bob was a mentor of mine at Danka. I thought the world of him and will miss him tremendously. Your family is in my prayers.

  18. Bob was such a sweet man who would do anything for anyone. I worked with him for years and he always made our office meetings fun. It was a pleasure knowing him. My deepest sympathy.

  19. Bob was a good friend and associate.
    I always enjoyed talking to him. He was great to work with. Bob was a man of his word. My prayers are with his family and close friends.

  20. He will always be remembered as you share the stories and the memories of how he lived his life and how very much he meant, may you find comfort…And, throughout this difficult time, may you also know the deep sympathy and concern that is felt for you and all your family. I have fought the fine fight, I have run the course to the finish, I have observed the faith.-2Timothy 4:7. As for me, I will lie down that I may sleep; I shall certainly awake, for Jehovah himself keeps supporting me. -Psalms 3:5

  21. I met Bob in 1981 when we both worked for Systems & Services, Inc. He was a very charged and motivated individual. To this day, I still utilize many of the quotes and advice he gave me. As much as I will miss him, I know many, many others will also. Thanks for being my friend Bob.

  22. I just learned of Bob’s death. I was a high school classmate and can still hear his voice as he sought to make us laugh. I am so sorry he is gone and I wish I could have seen him one last time.

    Wayne Foster
    ACR Class of ’72

  23. Having the good fortune of having Bob as a friend has been a coveted memory in my life. In college when we worked we worked and when we played we laughed. Bob taught me that simplicity was sophistication. He loved life and perhaps unknowingly passed this along to me. Yes, true friends exist. Bob Arthur verified that.

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