Charles J. “Johnny” Gudger, 65, of Fletcher passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Charles Horace and Frieda Wilson Gudger. He was also preceded in death by a son, Brian Keith Taylor.
John was born in Asheville and graduated from TC Roberson High School. He worked as a mechanic and retired from the NC Highway Patrol. John was the best and most loving husband, dad and “Pop” to his family, and was a friend to everyone he met. His absence will be felt by many.
He leaves behind his wife and best friend of 45 years, Lorene Dotson Gudger; son, Charles John Gudger, Jr.; daughter, Cynthia Ann Faulkner and husband, Brandon; grandson, Sabbath Zwiercan, granddaughters, Kyleigh Sage and Faris Faulkner; two aunts and several cousins.
A celebration of life will be held 2pm on Sunday, April 29, 2018 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Reverend Steve Jones officiating. A reception will follow in the hospitality room of the funeral home.
The family wishes to express their gratitude for the loving care given by the staff of Asheville Hematology & Oncology and Park Ridge Health Hospital.
Memorials may be made to The Storehouse of Henderson County by CLICKING HERE.
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
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