August 1, 1932 ~ October 13, 2021
Born in: Cherokee Co., NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Robert Wayne Pipes, 89, of Asheville, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021.
Born August 1, 1932 in Cherokee Co., NC, Robert was the son of the late WC and Emma Kate Pipes. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, AnnaBelle Elliott and Katherine Deal, and by his brothers, Edward and Eugene Pipes.
Robert served his country from 1951-1955 in the US Navy, on board the USS Logan.
He worked for the US Postal Service, starting out in mobile transportation, then to clerk, supervisor, accountant, and finally retiring as Post Master in 1987.
Mr. Pipes was a loving husband, best daddy, Papaw and dad-in-law.
Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years, Inez Pipes; sons, David Pipes of Murphy, NC, James Pipes and wife Carla of Burnsville, NC, and Charles Pipes and wife Shirley of Leicester, NC; daughter, Andrea Ferguson of Leicester, NC; sisters, Lou Deyton and Janet Parker; brothers, Ben and Jack Pipes; and grandchildren, Lauren Pipes, MaryKate Ferguson, Maddy Ferguson, and Riley Ferguson.
Private family services will be held at the Western Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The WNC Bridge Foundation, in memory of Robert “Wayne” Pipes, 294 Overlook Rd., Asheville, NC 28803.