Charles J. “Johnny” Gudger

January 14, 1953 - April 26, 2018
Charles J. “Johnny” Gudger

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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.


Sunday, April 29, 2018
2:00 PM

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • April 28, 2018
    Jane Kramer says:
    Dear Lorene and Family, Johnny was a wonderful person and never had an unkind word to say about anyone. What a blessing it was to us to call him our friend. We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, George and Jane Kramer.

  • April 28, 2018
    Larry & Starlene Garrison lit a candle:
    Lit since April 28, 2018 at 4:09:23 PM

  • April 28, 2018
    Jim Yerkes says:
    Johnny was the other grandfather of our granddaughter Kyleigh Sage. He had a lot of friends and was very likable. He will be missed. Our prayers are with his entire family during this difficult time.

  • April 29, 2018
    D'Andre Hall says:
    May Jehovah the God of all comfort, comfort your family during this time of grief and sorrow. Death is something that effects us all, but the Bible does provide comfort and hope at this time.-1 Corinthians 15:20-22 also John 5:28,29. I will pray for your family. Sorry for your loss. Please visit for more comfort and healing.

  • April 29, 2018
    Ret. F/Sgt. M.L. Brock NCSHP says:
    Johnny and I worked together for many years for the NCSHP. He was always a pleasure to be around. He enjoyed a good laugh and was always teasing and kidding with everyone. I hope his family will be comforted with all the good memories they have. Johnny loved to meet and talk with everyone and would do anything he could to help everyone. He will be missed by all who knew him.