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Old Field Cemetery
Saturday August 18th, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Robert Kenneth Calhoun

Robert Kenneth Calhoun, 82, Brickyard Road, Asheville, passed away Tuesday, August 15, Kenneth was born July 16, 1936 in Jackson County the son of the late Robert Glenn Calhoun and the late Jessie Bradley Calhoun.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by a daughter, Jessica (Patrick) Rachels and four grandchildren, David, Natalie, Annalee, and Makala; and special friend,  Liz Cauble. 

Kenneth was a member of Happy Valley Baptist Church.  He loved animals, wild birds and traveling.  He was a businessman, having owned several different businesses during his life. He was also a real estate developer.

His family will receive friends on Saturday evening at Anders Rice Funeral Home in Asheville from 6:00 until 8:00 pm. A graveside service will be held at Old Field Cemetery in Sylva on Sunday at 2:00 pm.  A private family viewing will be held from 1:00 until 1:30 pm at Appalachian Funeral Services in Sylva

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I was very saddened to read about Kens passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to all his friends he made throughout his lifetime. I consider myself a very lucky person to have gotten to meet Ken in 1989 and work with him for over 25 years in real estate. Ken was a caring person, trying to help others become land owners, often times offering financing himself for the people who couldnt otherwise get financing. During his active real estate years, he sometimes kept extended relationships with the people he sold property to and would offer advice and suggestions of all kind to help and better their lives. Thats just a small part of what made Ken a special person. Through the years, I got to know Ken on a personal level. After meeting his Mother and his Uncle Robert, whom Ken adored and cared for while they were living, I fully understood where Kens selflessness and compassion came from. I will truly miss Ken and know that I am a better person having known him.

Trisha Stevens Aug 20 2018 12:00 AM

To the Calhoun family and friends so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one Robert. Hope and comfort comes from God's wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death a resurrection back to life very soon for the righteous and unrighteous Acts 24:15; John 5: 28, 29, right here on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5.

Sacramenta Landrum Aug 18 2018 12:00 AM

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