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Robert W. DeBord

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HENDERSONVILLE - Robert Woodward DeBord "The Silver Fox", 77, of Hendersonville, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at home. A native of Asheville, he was born at Aston Park Hospital, the son of the late Horace Worley DeBord and Nina Wilson DeBord. A true patriot, Robert was retired from the US Navy after serving for 26 years, serving aboard USS Loeser, USS Spiegel Grove (LSD32) and USS Barbour County. After retiring he worked for NASA Tracking Station in Balsam Grove. He was a Life Member of the VFW Post 4309 in Brevard and Brevard First United Methodist Church; proud Republican and member of the NRA. His family will remember him as a gifted storyteller that never met a stranger. He played a special role in the lives of everyone he met. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and time with his family.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Buzzy DeBord.
He is survived by his wife, Annunziata Sarnataro DeBord; children, Assunta DeBord (Tommy) Goforth, Sherrie DeBord Hammond, Robert W. (Carrie) DeBord, II, Diana DeBord Bracken and Michelle DeBord; grandchildren, Stephanie Lettera, Antonio Lettera, Jr., Alan Thompson, Christina Hernandez, Francesca DiRito, Jonathan Justus, Steven and Jonathan Bracken, Aaron Goforth, Nikki Antoniak, Nathan and Gabrielle "Brie" DeBord and Christiano Luker; great-grandchildren, Brendon Hernandez, Erianna Worrell, Sofia Hernandez and Bianca DiRito; brother, Edward DeBord and sister, Margaret (Bill) Hall.
A Celebration of Life with Military Honors will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Coon Tree Picnic Area, Pisgah National Forest. The shelter is 4.9 miles into Pisgah National Forest from the 276/64/280 intersection.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517
Topeka, Kansas 66675 www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Please visit www.moorefh.net to visit the online guest book.
Moore Funeral Home at Forest Lawn, Candler is assisting the family
Published in The Times-News from Mar. 10 to Mar. 11, 2013
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