Robert Jay Silver

Saturday, January 24, 1948 - Thursday, May 23, 2019

In Honor and Remembrance

Photo of Robert Jay Silver  - 1948-2019

Robert Jay Silver, age 71, of Fletcher, passed away May 23, 2019 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.

Robert was born in Asheville January 24, 1948 to the late J. C. Silver and the late Jessie Stevens Silver.

Mr. Silver served in the United States Army for two tours in Vietnam, and reenlisted in the United States Navy and retired after 24 years of service. He continued serving other veterans as a Registered Nurse at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville for 30 years. In 2009 he joined the Campers on Mission and served as their president for 3 years.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Judith Buckner Silver; two daughters, Kimberly and Crystal both of Asheville; two sisters, Jo Shuman, and Brenda Carver; three grandchildren, and four step-children.

A memorial service will be held at Fletcher First Baptist Church Thursday, May 30th at 1:00 pm. The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm prior to the service. Pastor Roy Waldroup and Rev. Jeff Wilkie will be officiating.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Silver family.

Condolences from family and friends

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Judy, Brenda, Jo and all the family we want to express our sympathy and prayers as you celebrate Bob's life. We know you will miss him greatly but we know he is with the Lord now. May you find comfort in knowing that. Malcolm and Jackie Burnette
Malcolm and Jackie Burnette
My thoughts and prayers are with Judy and the family. May Bob rest in peace.
Nancy Henderson Meadows
Judith, we are so very sorry to learn of Bob passing, it was so sudden. we had not heard of him being sick, and I had not seen him since he retired from the VA. We will try to be at visitation, but probably will not be able to stay for the funeral. My handicapped son has had a knee replaced and I am helping care for him. We love you Girl!!
Harley and Judy Fender
I am so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time.
Sally Swartz
I'm awfully sad to hear that Bob is gone. He was a good friend as well as a good cousin, and I'll miss him. He leaves behind a fine legacy of service to his country, and this Memorial Day has a special meaning to everyone who knew him.
Billy Burnette
Judy and family I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing he was always so kind on our visits to Mills Gap Baptist Church during your time there and was so kind to Mother in her illness and compassionate to our family. I am praying for comfort for your family in this sad time. Karrie Peek Farr
Karrie Peek Farr
Genuine, caring and kind are words that come to mind when I think of our cousin Bob. His care and concern for others was special. That unique laugh and gentle smile will be greatly missed at our cousin’s gatherings.
Cindy and Dale Medlock