Bobby Jamerson

Bobby Jamerson

Asheville - Bobby Jamerson, 75, of Macedonia Road, Asheville, died Saturday, August 24, 2013, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center.

Mr. Jamerson was born in Asheville and was a son of the late Loyd and Naomi Taylor Jamerson, and he was also preceded in death by brothers, Dale and Kenneth Jamerson, and step-son, Jerry Dorsey.

In addition to serving two years active duty with the US Army and 25 years in the reserves (retiring as Sergeant First Class), he retired from Day International.

Surviving are his wife, Pauline Reece Dorsey Jamerson; step-daughter, Barbara Smart (Fred); step-son, Rev. Tom Dorsey (Carolyn); brother, Bruce Jamerson (Shirley); eight step-grandchildren, Mark Dorsey (Lynne), Jon Dorsey (Cindy), Matthew Dorsey (Alissa), Ben Dorsey, Daryl Smart, Davey Smart (Shannon), Tamara Brown (Chris), and Nathaniel Melburne (Rebecca); and twelve step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Roy McPeters, Danny Little, and Tom Dorsey officiating. Interment with military honors by the Buncombe County Veterans Council Memorial Team and the NC National Guard Memorial Team will follow at New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

His family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The online register is available at



Funeral Home

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 252-3535

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Aug. 26, 2013