Gilbert “Bud” Demarest

December 31, 1923 - May 23, 2016
Gilbert “Bud” Demarest

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Gilbert “Bud” Demarest, 92, of Hendersonville passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016 at the Elizabeth House following a period of declining health. A native of Hackensack, NJ, he had resided in Henderson County since 1997, and was a son of the late Frank and Edna Decker Demarest. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Rev. William C. and Frank Demarest and grandson Tim Demarest.

Bud was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in WWII, and was of the Baptist faith. He retired from the Weston, Conn Public Schools having served 27 years as a P.E. and health director, as well as coach for baseball, soccer, and wrestling.

He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy; son, Scott Wayne Demarest; daughter, Wendy Demarest; step-sons, David, John and Glenn Wright; grandson, Drew Demarest; niece, Jill Rotrekl and nephew, Kenneth Demarest.

A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Fruitland Baptist Church with Dr. Michael Smith and Rev. Kemuel Pruitt officiating.



Saturday, May 28, 2016
12:00 AM

Fruitland Baptist Church - Directions
150 College Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • May 29, 2016
    Dolon Peete says:
    My thoughts are with you and the family and how death robs us of our loved ones. Jehovah God has promised to remove death, sickness, and pain from the earth and reunite us with our loved one on a cleansed earth in the future. (Revelation 21:4; John 5:28,29; John 17:3; Psalms 83:18)  In the meantime you can be sure that God understands how you feel now! The Bible assures us: "He is healing the brokenhearted ones, And is binding up there painful spots." Psalms 147:3 For more encouragement, please go to the website

  • June 18, 2016
    Shirley and Dave Hill says:
    So sorry to learn of Bud's passing,Nancy. Our prayers are with you.

  • August 24, 2017
    Lisa Webb Nilsen says:
    You were one of the most memorable people at Hurlbutt Elementary School. You even taught my Uncle in your early years. I hope you are at peace now.