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Charles J. "Johnny" Gudger

January 14, 1953 - April 26, 2018

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.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm


Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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