Robert Joubert

November 23, 1948 - July 31, 2015
Robert Joubert

Robert James Joubert, 66, beloved husband, father, grandpa, son, brother, and friend, went to be with Jesus on Friday, July 31, 2015.

On November 24, 1948, he was born to Gene and Ann Joubert in Norwich, Ct. When he was nine years old the family moved to Hendersonville. He went to Hendersonville City Schools, graduated from Hendersonville High, UNC-A, and received his masterís degree and administration degree from Western Carolina University.

He started his teaching career at Edneyville Elementary and Edneyville High School in 1970, and continued to teach there until the opening of North Henderson. He taught special education for 23 years before becoming assistant principal at Flat Rock Middle School. He remained there until he was forced to retire because of health issues.

He was always for the less fortunate and made a positive impact on both adults and students. He had a way of making something good come from a difficult situation. He had a calming spirit and loved everyone and everyone loved him. Robert was a father figure to so many young men. He was a Godly man and a faithful member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for 57 years.

He leaves behind his devoted wife of 45 years, Rose Mary; daughters, Joy Joubert and Tara Joubert, both of Etowah; his precious grandson, Moses Joubert; granddaughter-in- love, Beverly Elmore; son-in-love, David Elmore; best friend, Dot Case; sister, Mariane Adams and her husband Larry of Charlotte; brother, Ronald Joubert and his wife Cheryl of Woodstock, GA and their children, Keith Joubert and his wife Melissa, of Hendersonville, and Paul Joubert and his wife Ami, of Woodstock, GA and their children, Mia and Addi; sister-in-law, Cheri Pryor and husband Gary, of Edneyville and their children, Adam, David and Denise; brother-in-law, Dennis Griffin and wife Susan of Hendersonville, and their children, Mandi, Laura and Andrew; and a special cousin, Sister Charles Marie of CT. He also leaves behind many, many dear ones who were not related. We have been blessed beyond measure with family and friends.

The family would like to thank Dr. Alan Huffman and staff, especially Lisa Harris, who was his vascular nurse for 20 years, Dr. Robert Bailey and his staff who were so caring, the Mtn. Home Fire Department, and the Hendersonville Rescue Squad for their kind service.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Reverend Martin Schratz officiating. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, August 4th at Shuler Funeral Home. And at other times the family will be at the home of Joy and Tara Joubert, 177 Brickyard Rd., Etowah, NC 28729.

Pallbearers will be ìhis boysî David Elmore, Scott Rhodes, Michael Outlaw, Steve Musser, Matthew Ramsey, Justin Heatherly, Darren Hall, and Bruce Gilliam, each of whom he loved dearly.

Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 208 7th Ave West, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3602, Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731, and Hendersonville Rescue Mission.

A note from Moses-6years old

Dear Grandpa – I love you! I miss eating popcorn with you and going every Monday to eat ice cream with you and watching the ballgame together. Just think Grandpa you have new legs. Please say hello to Fallon our Husky for me. I love you Grandpa.- Moses.


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  • August 03, 2015
    Frank Watkins says:
    Loyalty, dedicated educator,a mentor, a best friend. Robert kept me grounded and had my back at Edneyville HS and Flat Rock MS.Great role model, loved by co workers,children, and boys of which I was the oldest. I will miss your humor and kindness. Best to Rose Mary, and family. Can't wait to get to visitation and talk to all who really appreaciated his friendship.

  • August 03, 2015
    Charlene Davis says:
    I loved Robert so much what a Great Person . This brings me to tears and a broken heart for someone so kind and loving. I pray he can Run with the Wind. Miss you Robert. Aces High

  • August 03, 2015
    Jimmy Templeton says:
    Robert you were my best buddy! Four years together at UNCA, working together at Howard Johnson's and Kalmia Dairy Bar. Many good memories! I miss all of our good times with Mike, Calvert and you, hanging out together! Our Love and Prayers to Rose Mary and the family. Jim and Becky Templeton, Asheville

  • August 04, 2015
    Alton Connor says:
    My heartfelt sympathy to Robert's family in his Homegoing. We went to high school together, though he was a couple of grades ahead of me, and I have known him thru the years and during his days at Belk. I am so sorry for your loss, but so thankful Robert is out of his pain and is with the Lord. May God bless, comfort and strengthen each of you in these days and week ahead! With Deepest Sympathy ~ Alton Connor

  • August 04, 2015
    Lynn and Chuck Lusk says:
    Our hearts are heavy and we are lifting you up in prayer for comfort now and in the days and months ahead. I am in Houston and am so sorry not to be able to tell you this in person. Robert was such a genuine and kind man who I am honored to have called him my dear friend. Rose Mary, I will be in touch when I get home. Love to you and the girls.