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Joel Bond Stevenson


Last updated 7/22/2020 at 4:09pm

Joel Bond Stevenson died July 16, 2020, in Brevard.

He was born April 16, 1942, to Mary (Wilson) Stevenson and J.J. Stevenson in Asheville. He attended Brevard College and Western Carolina University, and then earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He practiced law in Asheville for four decades and retired in October 2017.

Outside of what he affectionately dubbed the law factory, he spent as much time as possible outdoors, Hiking, Kayaking, scuba diving, mountain Biking and spelunking. He enjoyed reading poetry and history, learning Spanish and playing his mandolin.

He is survived by his wife, Dana (Mason) Stevenson; daughter, Sarah Holly, son-in-law, Jim, and grandson, Maxwell, of Portsmouth, N.H .; and niece, Alana Hoenicke, her husband, David, and their daughters, Lauren and Vanessa, of Greenville, S.C.

He leaves behind caving buddies, law colleagues, countless friends and well-loved cats, El Tigre and Lilly.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date. At the gathering to remember Joel, there will be bluegrass.

In lieu of flowers, consider donating to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, your local humane society or your favorite charity. The family thanks the nurses and staff at Accordius in Brevard for the care given to their loved one.

Online condolences may be left at

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family.


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