September 30, 1928 ~ May 6, 2019

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

Robert Millender “Bob” Levi, 90, of Candler, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019.

A native of Buncombe Co., Mr. Levi was a son of the late D. Bronson and Adalee Brooks Levi. He was also preceded in death by his son, Robert M. Levi, II. He was raised by his grandfather, Robert Brooks, who remained very instrumental in his life.

Mr. Levi was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having enlisted and attended OCS and became a Navy Officer. He was a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill. He was successful in the insurance business, having formed his own company.

He was known as “R.M.” to locals, and as “Bob” to his friends. He was very supportive of charities, including the American Indian School and the Tourettes Foundation.

Surviving are his daughter, Marla Jackson; son-in-law, Phillip Jackson; and 2 grandsons, Noah and Hunter Moore.

Memorial services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tourettes Foundation,


Memorial Service: May 18, 2019 5:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Marla,
    We are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let us know if you need anything. Love you, Phyllis and Leon

  2. Please accept our prayers for you, your family, and for the Bob’s friends today and in the days to come.

  3. Marla,
    I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Your Dad (and Mom) have been part of my life for my entire life. I remember my Dad and Bob fishing and talking together often. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss.

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