William Robert Hartsoe

Mr. William Robert Hartsoe, better known as “Bob”, 74, of Sparta, N.C., formerly of Creston, died on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at his home.

Mr. Hartsoe was born on Thursday, May 4, 1944, in Ashe County, N.C., to Jonathan Gwyn Hartsoe and Mae Clementine Walker Hartsoe. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Deanna Guy; as well as two sisters, Joanne Kemp and Mary Elliott.

Mr. Hartsoe, business entrepreneur, artist and musician was also a Gideon and the founder of the Riverview Lion’s Club. He was a member of Clifton Baptist Church.

One of Bob’s greatest accomplishments was the founding of Miracle Mountain, providing hyperbaric therapy for children with special needs.

Mr. Hartsoe is survived by his wife, Judith Irene Hass Hartsoe; one son, Robert Anthony Hartsoe and wife, Lori, of Kernersville; one daughter, Wendy Hart and husband, Kenny, of Sparta; brother-in-law, Barry Hass and son-in-law, Neill Guy. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren; Matsen, Marrissa, Walker, Emma, Garrett, Trey, Morgan, Taylor, Chandler, Jackson and Kaleigh. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 22, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by Pastor Chuck Call and speaker Tony Hartsoe. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m., on Saturday, December 22, 2018, at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel.

Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to Gideon’s international; P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800 or to Make a Wish Foundation in honor of Bob’s grandson, Garrett Nugent, 1702 East Highland Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016.

Words of comfort and remembrance may be viewed or sent to the family through our website at www.ashelawn.com

Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens was entrusted with Mr. Hartsoe’s arrangements.