Stanley S. Garbee

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Stanley Stuart Garbee, 86, of 71 Nevada Avenue, Asheville, died Monday, November 22, 2004, at Highland Farms. Mr. Garbee was born in Norfolk, VA and was a son of the late Marcellus and Maggie Hendricks Garbee. He served in the Army during WW II and was a Purple Heart recipient. He worked for National Linen Service for 32 years and was a volunteer at ABCCM and the Salvation Army. He was a deacon at West Asheville Presbyterian Church where he had been a member for more than 55 years. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Hazel Guthrie Garbee; two daughters, Robin Thompson and her husband Sam of Atlanta and Virginia Ann Sanders and her husband Bobby of Black Mountain, and two grandchildren, Bobby Gene Sanders and Katherine Thompson. A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at West Asheville Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Archie Willis Gaines, Jr. officiating. His family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Military honors will be provided by the Buncombe County Veterans Council Memorial Team at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. Memorials may be made to ABCCM, 24 Cumberland Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801, or to the Salvation Army, 204 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801.

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  1. To Stanley’s family-
    My son, John Walker, manages the Quick Trip Convenience store in Asheville. Stanley visied with John often and regalled him with stories of WW II.over coffee. John listened intently to Stanley and always looked forwad to his visits. I am sorry that you have lost a great father and I am sorry that my son has lost a good friend.
    Mary Jean Walker

  2. Robin,
    I am so sorry for your loss and that I am not able to be there with you. Please know that you and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Suzanne and Meridith

  3. Hazel and Family, We were distressed to hear about Stanley this morning. Regardless of age, health, or any other circumstance we are never ready to give up our loved ones. The only possible comfort comes from Faith in the Sovereignty of GOD and the concern manifested by caring friends. Please know we are thinking of you at this time. Zunita and Joe

  4. Hazel and Family, We hope it is of some comfort to know that others are thinking of you and holding you in their prayers. Mary

  5. Dear Hazel,
    I was so sorry to hear about Stanley. My fondest memories are of him, my dad and Jack Edwards, loading all of us girls up, driving us to Girl Scout camp, and then faithfully coming back for us at the end of the week! We must have sung their ears off! He will be sadly missed by all of Troop 10 and Troop 151!
    Love, Cathy (Cosgrove) Farthing

  6. Robin, I am sorry that I am unable to be with you in NC. Please know that I am with you in Prayer and Spirit. God Bless your family.

  7. Our prayers are with you and your family. I am sure that Stanley and the Bull are having a big time. Love to all.

  8. Dearest Robin, Sam & Katherine, Having recently been through what you are going through now, our hearts, love and prayers are with you all. Know that God’s grace and love surround you and that you are all in his loving arms. We love you three and will be there for you with listening ears and strong shoulders as you were for us. Love and prayers, The Mobleys

  9. Stanley was a wonderful friend and neighbor. We will miss him very much. Our hearts go out to his family.

  10. Dear Robin,
    My thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family as you mourn the loss of your father. Remembering to celebrate his life and cherish your memories of him will help through this difficult period.
    We miss you at EOH and look forward to your return,

  11. Stanley was a great friend!! Robin I hope you and Gennie Anne and your mom are doing ok. You all are in our prayers.

  12. sorry to here about stanley i worked at ice service and he was allways up there with a smiling face

  13. Dear Hazel and Family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.It is ironic that God called Stanley and Ralph Bull home on the same day…We’re sure that they are together in Paradise…Praise be to God! Betty and Scott Spencer

  14. Robin,
    We are so sorry to hear about your father. He was such a kind man. Always smiling and friendly to everyone. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you always.

  15. My prayers are with Stanley’s family at this time. I worked with Stanley at National Linen Service in the 60’s and 70’s. I remember him as a true gentleman when he came to the office and a faithful employee.

  16. hi my name is lee williams .Iam a voulteer at meals on wheel .Iam very sorry of your lost .Mr. Garbee and his wife hazel was one of my favorite client on my route when they live on neveada ave. then i find out that they had to go to the nrsing homes.

  17. We share in your grief for your father. We will keep you in our prayers during this difficult time.

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