Robert Ernest Poston

April 25, 1920 - August 10, 2015
Robert Ernest Poston

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Robert Ernest Poston, 95, of Hendersonville, passed away Monday, August 10, 2015 at Pardee Hospital.

He was a son of the late Wilson and Kate Poston and was also preceded in death by his wife, Yvette Maynard Poston, who died in 1999, and wife, Alma Poston, who died in 2012.

A native of Laflin, MO, he had served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII and had been a resident of the western NC mountains since 1976. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis and a bachelor of theology degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

Ernest loved the Lord and dedicated his life to spreading His word. He pastored at various churches in NC: Bethlehem Baptist Church in West End, Roberts Chapel Baptist Church in Pendleton, Westside Baptist Church in Tabor City and Chimney Rock Baptist Church in Lake Lure. He also served as a pastor and home missionary in Kentucky. He taught at Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute for twenty years after retiring from the ministry, and he recently published a meditation on the Lord’s Prayer, Praying to Our Father. He attended Fruitland Baptist Church.

He leaves behind his sons David Poston and Jon Poston with wife, Anita; daughters Julia Poston and Susan Willingham with husband, David; grandchildren Beth Key with husband, Peter, Robbie Poston, Jonathan Poston, Thomas Poston and Anna Poston; and great-grandchildren Katie Del, Abbie, Chloe, and Ellie Key.


Friday, August 14, 2015
12:00 AM

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

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  • August 12, 2015
    Shuler Funeral Home says:
    Robert Poston isn't letting a little thing like age slow him down. The 95-year-old retired Baptist minister recently published a book he had wanted to write for years and now is working on typing up all the sermons from his preaching career. "I never thought I'd do this. But I've done it," Poston said while discussing "Praying To Our Father," the book he first considered writing during his preaching career years ago.

  • August 12, 2015
    Perry&Laura Breedlove says:
    Dear David,Jon,Julia,and Susana&David and precious family-- Lots of Love& prayers coming your way--May God give you the comfort that only He can--- Pop Poston was and will always be so special to us--- like another Dad--- we will miss him, but we will see him again "One Sweet Day" and spend Eternity together With Jesus! GodBlessYourHearts!! Perry,Laura,Josh,Christi,Caitlyn,Logan&Molly and Caleb,Melissa,Paul&Baby Chloe-on the way and Joy Willingham&Family "...the Joy of the Lord is Your Strength." Nehemiah 8:10b

  • August 13, 2015
    Cindy McMullen says:
    My heart breaks for your family and the loss of your father. My heart rejoices for his is now home. My deepest sympathy for your sorrow.

  • August 14, 2015
    Alan and Lori Stegall says:
    David, Jon, Julia, Susan and family, Please accept our condolences for the death of your dad. I wish I were half the man he was. He and your mother were always so good to me while at Chimney Rock. I'm sure he is hearing "Well done, good and faithful servant" from our Lord right now. In prayer for the day and in your time of grief, Alan Stegall