Johnie R.V. Absher

April 8, 1930March 21, 2013

Johnie R. V. Absher, 82, of Hudson went home to be with the Lord Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care of Lenoir.

Mr. Absher was born in Wilkes County to the late Dewey Pedro Absher and Bertha Handy Absher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Lillie Belle Wyatt Absher; his brothers, Cecil, Mack, Dewey and Lydda Absher; his sisters, Ozie Adams, Josie Adams, Betty Atkins, Cora Lee Setzer and Eva Teague.

He was retired from the furniture industry and was a member of Grandview Park Baptist Church. He loved gardening, flea markets and he never met a stranger. He loved his Lord.

Survivors include his son, James R. V. Absher and his wife Lesa of Lenoir; his daughters, Debbie Absher Goforth and her husband Robert of Lenoir, Sue Absher Shatley and her husband Wally of Hudson, Anita Absher Smith and her husband Jeff of Lenoir and Barbara Absher and her fiancé’ Sam Chapman of Lenoir; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister, Wanda Absher and a beloved friend, Mable Turnmire.

The family will receive friends at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home Sunday, March 24, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A funeral service will be held Monday, March 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Pendry’s Chapel with Reverend Raymond Spann officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Park.

Serving as pallbearers will be Matt Smith, Keith Cardwell, Don Roberts, Joey Good, Patrick Morgan, Larry Johnson and alternate Tim Adams.

The family requests that memorials be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, NC 28645.

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Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Johnie R.V. Absher.


  • Funeral Service Monday, March 25, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, March 24, 2013

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terry watson

March 30, 2013

Barbara n anita I'm very sorry to hear of your loss i lived down behind your mom n dad many years ago they both were very nice to have known so prayers for the absher family and may god comfort the family during this loss of a loved one

Rena' Courtney

March 25, 2013

May all the wonderful memories of your dear Dad bring comfort and peace to your heart's!
I'm sure your mother smiled and welcomed him into her arms once again!Forever may they rest in peace.
May God bless all of you and keep you in his care! My Deepest Heartfelt Sympathy!

cindy turnmire

March 24, 2013

So sorry for your loss.Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Walker

March 23, 2013

God Bless Each of You & Keep You Close to His Loving Heart & Hold You With His Loving Arms.. Such An Honor To Serve Him..Love To All.. Linda Joines Walker

Elaine Brooks

March 23, 2013

Barbara, Sam, and the Absher family, it was an honor knowing your dad and friend and enjoyed shaking hands with him at church. I pray that God will comfort your hearts and know that one day you will see him again in Heaven. Praying for each of you and I extend my deepest sympathy to you. God bless you your sister in Christ Jesus , Barbara, your neighbor Elaine B

March 23, 2013

Sue and Barbara and all the Absher family, I extend to you my deepest sympathy. Remember the Blessed Hope we share in Jesus Christ.
In Christ's Love,
Frank Hall, AC Minister & Kiwanis

Teresa/Alexes Keener

March 23, 2013

It was such a honor to know Johnie he was a great friend and neighbor he will greatly be missed May God be with your Family during this time of greif

Amy Garcia

March 23, 2013

May the Lord comfort and keep you all during this difficult time.