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Fairview - John William Wren, 84, of Bethany Church Rd., Fairview, died Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at his residence.
A native of Potts, Mississippi, he was a son of the late Ross William and Ethel Jones Wren. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Faye Wren Alexander.
Mr. Wren was a former resident of California and Nevada, and lived in Buncombe Co. for the last 19 years. He was employed with General Motors for 28 years.
Mr. Wren is survived by his wife, Frances Reed Wren; sons John Albert Wren, Billy Ray Wren and his wife, Alicia, and Donald Edward Wren and his wife, Janice Gail; 9 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Geraldine Fowler.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Richard Hughes officiating. His family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.
The online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28806
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Dec. 6, 2012