May 20, 1924 ~ September 12, 2020

Born in: San Francisco, CA
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Russell Curtis Seagrave, 96, passed away Saturday September 12, 2020 at Givens Estates Healthcare Center.

Russell was born in San Francisco, California to the late Russell Francis Seagrave and Florence Curtis Seagrave. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Clotilda “Toni” Ann Nocerini Seagrave; (step mother) Nell M. Seagrave: (sister) Betty Frances Seagrave; (granddaughter) Julie Bohon; (son in laws) Don Bohon and Rodger Frederick.

Russell is survived by his brother Alan Francis Seagrave (Carol Seagrave); three daughters, Donna M. Bohon, Betty F. Martin (James Martin) and Linda A. Frederick; five grandchildren, Michael Bohon (mother of his great grandchildren) Melissa McCain, Jessica Martin, Sarah Austin (Peter Austin), Nicole Frederick ( Robert “RJ” Schieber) and Tanya Frederick; nine great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Proudly serving in the U.S. Army as a Medic during WWII, receiving a Purple Heart. Later completing his career of service in the Counter Intelligence Corps. Retirement lead to a number of interests and career opportunities. A man who truly loved his family, extended family and his community, belonging to many organizations and always finding time for volunteering. He loved reading, music, travel, food, flowers and keeping his family on their toes. He spent the last 15 years as a Givens Estates Resident following his true calling, loving where he was and all who crossed his path there. He volunteered in the Library, Gift Shop, was a Cluster Representative and delivered the in-house Administrative mail, which he loved. He truly cared about each and every person who crossed his path in life and was grateful for all that he had and received. He cared always about tending to his faith and loved the services he attended, both at Givens Estates and when able, away. In his exodus from this world he would wish to be remembered with a smile and a knowing of all the love he had in his heart for all.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Givens Estates Resident Assistance Ministry or Givens Ministries Fund at 2360 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. We will miss Mr. Russell’s warm smile and kind and loving ways. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family. May your happy memories bring you comfort and peace. Your fellow GEHC resident families will miss you and him.

  2. Our family will greatly miss you.
    We were blessed to have celebrated many holidays, birthdays and other special occasions with you.
    Loved hearing all your great stories.
    The Rogalski Family

  3. My Grandfather was an amazing man and heaven is a better place for him being there. He is truly missed and I love him so very much. I am grateful that I got to call him my Grandfather.

  4. Was so fortunate to have Russell Curtis as my brother in law for over 25 years. Although we were across the country from each other, the times we spent together were completely enjoyable. Loved his easy smile and twinkling eyes. Was very evident when we visited him how loved he was at Givens and by all his family. Love him and will miss knowing he
    was there.


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