William Stephen Israel

william israel

May 21, 1952 ~ June 15, 2024

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Leicester, NC

William Stephen Israel, 72, of Leicester, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2024.

Born May 21, 1952 in Buncombe Co., William was a son of the late LeRoy Julian Israel and Louise Young Israel.

Surviving is his wife, Marion Livengood Israel; sisters, Carol Garrison (Tom) and Jane Penland (Terry); a brother, Jeff Israel (Brenda); and his lifelong best friend, Ted Wells (Linda).

Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

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


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  1. Marion, Our deepest sympathy to you for your loss of Steve. He will be missed…We are praying for you and your family. Love to all, Sherri and Bucky Nave

  2. Marion very sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. We had many good times golfing and always appreciated his friendship. Prayers to you in this time. May God help you now and forever.

    • So sorry to here of Steve’s passing.may God give you peace grace and love during this time.praying for you .

  3. Rest in Peace old friend! Always laid back and smiling. Sending prayers up for Marian and Kim and rest of the family.

  4. Dear Marion and Family,
    Our hearts are filled with sadness for the loss of your beloved Steve. We are praying for comfort and peace for you and your family during this difficult time. May God’s love surround you and provide you with strength and comfort in the days ahead.

  5. Marion, thinking of you and the Israel family during this time of loss and grief.

  6. I’m so sorry to hear about Steve! I’ve known Steve since our employment days at the Asheville Army Store back in the 60’s, great times! All thru the years, he was always the same, easy going and ready to help! He will be missed! Prayers to his family during these difficult times!

  7. I remember Steve and Marion from our North Asheville neighborhood and school. Thinking and praying for the family

  8. Sorry I missed STEVE and family I grow up in town and enjoying being with old 🚗 🚘 peace to the family Jim

  9. Sorry is the first word that comes to mind – hoping God will wrap his big arms around Marion and the whole family – we thought the world of Steve & remember all the times doing paint jobs & car shows – rest in peace old friend – we’ll sure miss you!

  10. Marion,
    I am so very sorry. Our condolences to you and the family. Dennis and I will be praying for comfort and peace for you and the family. We love you Marion and are here for you if you need anything. God bless you and keep you.

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