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John Ashe Macfie


Last updated 4/27/2020 at 3:18pm

John Ashe Macfie

John Ashe Macfie, 68, of Penrose, passed away April 21, 2020.

He was born July 24, 1951 in Brevard to the late Spencer and Anita Galloway. In addition to his parents, a son, Mitchell Morgan Macfie; his granddaughter, Parker Ann Macfie; and a brother, Tom Macfie, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his son, John Cody Macfie and wife, Carolyn, of Asheville; grandsons, Jack and Thomas; two older brothers, Jim Macfie and wife, Gail, of Little River, and Spencer Macfie, of Charlotte; sister-in-law, Cathy Hutchins Macfie, of Daytona, Fla .; nieces, Amber Macfie Causby and husband, John, of Little River, and Jamie Macfie, of Little River; a nephew, Chad Macfie of Daytona Beach, Fla., and numerous cousins.

A native and lifelong resident of Transylvania County, he was the youngest of four boys. He graduated from Brevard High School in 1970 and married Carol Ann Bloxham in 1976. Despite their divorce in 1990, they remained close until Carol's unexpected death in 1998.

Ecusta briefly employed him, but with his brother, Jim, he became a stonemason early in his career, and worked in that profession for several decades. He took pride in his work and frequently discussed his passion for such a beautiful, ancient form of artwork. His focus was building stone structures, such as fireplaces, walls, and flagstone patios, a skill and passion that resulted in many beautiful projects all over Western North Carolina. In 2011, he gave up the physical demands of stonework and became a truck driver for French Broad Stone & Supply Co.

He mostly enjoyed spending time with family, especially his grandkids. He loved to watch tennis and was an avid reader of suspense thrillers and mystery novels. He always had a classic movie on TV, and a crossword puzzle nearby. He was a devoted member of Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church for his entire life, and held his church family close to his heart. He also considered his coworkers close friends.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, services will be held at a later date.


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