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Robert “Bob” James Gasperson, Sr., 80

Robert “Bob” James Gasperson, Sr., 80

Robert “Bob” James Gasperson, Sr., 80, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015. He was born and was a resident of Buncombe County until 1971 when he moved to Henderson County. He lived and worked in Henderson County until recently moving back to Buncombe County. He was a graduate of Valley Springs High School and was a lifelong entrepreneur, having owned and operated several businesses, including the Huddle House Restaurant in Naples and Gasperson Trucking Company. He loved fishing and NASCAR, having qualified for the Daytona 500 as a car owner in the early 1960s.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Evelyn Gasperson, and a sister, Judy. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Inez Mills Gasperson; three children, Kim Gasperson-Justice and her husband, Ron, of Hendersonville, Robert James Gasperson, Jr.” Jimmy” Gasperson and his wife, Stacey, of Mills River and Karen Ensley and her husband, Kevin, of Candler; and seven grandchildren, Colton, Gabe, Christian, Erin, Trenton, Kaitlyn and Greyson.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 4th from 2:00 until 3:45 pm at Naples Baptist Church in Naples. A funeral service will follow at 4:00 pm. Burial will be at 10:00 am on Friday, June 5th at Avery’s Creek Christian Church in Avery’s Creek.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association or a charity of one’s choice.
Condolence cards can be sent in care of Jackson Funeral Service at PO Box 945 Hendersonville, NC 28793 or www.jacksonfuneralservice.com.