- April 3, 1952 - August 22, 2013
- Asheville, North Carolina
of Roger's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Moore Funeral Home at Forest Lawn, 1498 Sand Hill Road, Candler NC 28715
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“have fond memories working with Roger -- consider him a friend and collegue ! will be sorely missed
1 of 25 | Posted by: Mike Holt - Asheville, NC
“RIP Roger. You will be missed by many.
2 of 25 | Posted by: Micha Hale - Hendersonville, NC
“Roger was a dear friend and Brother overseas. His attitude and demeanor made hom one of the people that made being over there bearable. He was a...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Rick "Utah" Shumway - Springville, UT
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jonathan, Mary, Haylee, Cayden and Avery Hensley
4 of 25 | Posted by: Mary Hensley - Weaverville, NC
“I am so sorry for your loss. We have truly lost a wonderful person. I am still in shock that he is gone it just dont seem real. May God carry you...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Theresa Parker - Weaverville, NC
“Nancy and family, I am so sorry for your loss.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
We love you,
Dave & Telma Allison
6 of 25 | Posted by: Telma Allison - Leicester, NC
“I have great memories of Roger and his sense of humor. I want to extend a Thank You to Roger's family for sharing him with me when he was working...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: David Morefield - Houston, TX
“Papa Chief was truly someone to look up to. I really do miss him. I haven't been able to see him as much because of recent family issues so having...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Michael - Arden, NC - Grandson
“Roger was always a good friend to many people in hot springs. he always had time for someone( even a 13 yr old looking to get into some mischief ) he...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: David Lawson - Syracuse , NY
“I met Roger when I was a little girl. He was a great man and is going to be missed by so many. May he Rest In Peace.
10 of 25 | Posted by: Mary Ann Kirkpatrick - NC
“My sympathy and condolences go out to Roger's family and friends. Roger worked long and hard, and did well. He was very dedicated to his country, and...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Wilton Stribling - Montrose, CO
“What a great friend he was he will be missed by many R I P my friend
12 of 25 | Posted by: danny phillips sr - hotspeings, NC
“We met Roger when he worked in Hot Springs. He will always be remembered for the way he treated people. He was part of the community, and he was...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Terry & Nancy Thomas - NC
“Roger was a great person. I remember when he took part in all the extra activities in Hot Springs. The Wrestling and the Gunfights with the folks...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Scott Thomas - Asheville, NC
“It was great knowing you and working with you. Rest in peace.
15 of 25 | Posted by: Michael Fisher - Marshall, NC
“I shared great memories with Pops (Roger) I knew him before he was even my father inlaw. He let me work with him in law enforcement with him, when...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Peggy Fowler Constantine - NC
“My friend you will be missed. I worked many of nights riding with you and working. You were a great example of a lawman. Rest in peace my friend.
17 of 25 | Posted by: Tracy Bridges - Flat Rock, NC
“Roger, I am proud and honored to have known you. Thank you for all the good times we had. Love you and miss you, Brother. May The Lord Bless You.
18 of 25 | Posted by: Wesley Berryman - Asheville, NC
“What a great example of a fine man was Roger. He was a Deputy in Madison County when I was in High School and College. He was always a leader for...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: David Hinson - Greenville, SC
“Rest in peace my friend.
20 of 25 | Posted by: Bradley Griffey - Marshall, NC
“I will miss you forever but never will you be forgotten. Rest in peace.
21 of 25 | Posted by: Nicole Bell - Savannah , TN
“Linda and Amanda,
So sorry for your loss, your in our thoughts and prayers.
Jodie Morris Burleson & Family
22 of 25 | Posted by: Jodie Morris Burleson
“papaw I love you / love bently
you were such a great guy to everyone. You were a very great step-dad you taught me so much and you had a very rough...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: abby and bently kerley - TN
“Although I only knew Roger for a short time he left a big impression in my heart. Roger was a very friendly and loveable man and had a wonderful...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: John Logie - Layton, UT - Friend
“Roger was one of our old time friends. We had both known him for many years and both of us worked with him when he was at Hot Springs. He kept both...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Ronnie & Susan Lambert - NC
Roger Dale Abshire, 61, formerly of Asheville, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2013. He was the son of the late Columbus and Vergie Blevins Abshire. Roger served in the US Army and worked for many years with the State Department and Blackwater. He also served with the Madison County Sheriff and retired as Police Chief from Hot Springs.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Henry Coleman and sisters, Judy Cutshaw and Tammy Jo Abshire.
He is survived by his daughter, Donna Abshire; son, James Abshire; siblings, Linda Hammer, Henry Abshire, Nancy McMahan, Bruce Abshire and John Abshire; 5 grandchildren; loving ex-wife, Kay Abshire; dear friend, Chuck Medford and special family, Debbie, Abby and Bentley Kerley.
A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00PM on Monday, August 26th in the Chapel of Faith at Moore Funeral Home at Forest Lawn. The family will receive friends from 1-3PM prior to the service. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Candler with Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to Moore Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.
Moore Funeral Home at Forest Lawn is assisting the family and invites you to sign the online guest book at www.moorefh.net