William “Jerry” Lee Roten March 25, 1949 - January 26, 2020

William “Jerry” Lee Roten, 70, of Asheville passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Mission Hospital.  He was the son of the late Roy Lee and Virginia Dare Cox Roten.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Emma and a granddaughter, Whitney Jones.

Jerry worked his entire life as a paint and body technician.  Previously owning Roten Body Shop in Arden, he also worked in Lenoir and Asheville.   Jerry loved music and racing cars.  He was a giant jokester and loved his family.

Surviving him are two daughters, Renee Gamble (Craig) and Brenda Roten both of Asheville; one son, Jerry Roten (Sara) of Canton; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two step-sons, Billy and Joey Michael both of Hickory; a brother, Richard Roten (Vi) of OH; two special cousins, Larry Riddle (Judy) of Arden and Samuel Cox of Lenoir; and many other cousins throughout the US.

A memorial service will be announced in the Spring.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to the Asheville Humane Society by CLICKING HERE.

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  1. Scott Justus says

    My heart hit the floor. I’m so soory that he’s gone. He was always like a father to me. Bubba if you or Renee need anything just call. I’m praying that God grants you peace during this time. Love y’all.

  2. Ann R R Mull says

    Renee,
    Sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Buffy Fowler says

    Renee,
    Thinking of you. So sorry for your loss.

  4. Aaron King says

    My time from knowing this amazing man was short, but the times I was around him was truly a blessing. Just hearing him talk knowledge about his cars and playing the bass, you could tell he was a gifted and talented individual. I enjoyed hearing him practicing new songs on the bass was a great experience. Wishing you comfort with warm thoughts and prayers, Aaron.