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Joseph Robert (Bob) Messer

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FLAT ROCK - Joseph Robert (Bob) Messer, 78, of Hendersonville passed away Saturday March 29, 2014 at the Elizabeth House following a long hard fight with cancer.
He was the son of the late Robert Columbus and Annie Laughter Messer,and was preceded in death by one son Mark Joseph Messer and two sisters Clara Messer Wilson and Frances Messer.
Bob grew up in Bat Cave, graduating from Edneyville High School in 1954. A retired apple farmer, Bob loved walking thur his orchard checking the trees. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and truly loved just being outdoors.
Survivors include his loving wife of 32 years, Faye Messer; two sons, Greg Messer and his wife Brenda and Ted Messer, all of Edneyville; one step son, Eric Gray of Edneyville; three grandchildren, Jon Messer of Greensboro, NC, Tracy Messer of Wilson NC, and Ryan Messer of Lake Lure NC; two step grandchildren, Nathan Gray of Edneyville and Laura Madrigal and her husband Mario of Fletcher; three great grandchildren; one sister, Jane Hill of Edneyville; and one brother, Eddie Montgomery of Jacksonville Fla.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with the Revs. Bryan Melton and Dean Elliott officiating. A private interment will be held at a later time. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the church.
At other times the family will be at the home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Four Seasons Hospice: 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or to P.O. Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.
Published in The Times-News from Mar. 31 to Apr. 1, 2014
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