Robert Carnes


Robert Davis Carnes, 81, of Dillsboro was called home to the Lord on Jan.  1, 2021.

The burial is to take place at Robinson Cemetery in Dillsboro. No services will be held per his request.

He was born at home on Sept. 21, 1939, to the late Cance Davis Carnes “Junior” and Henrietta Robinson Carnes. He was the owner/operator of the general contracting company, Carnes Builders, for 30 years and a lifelong plumber in Jackson County and surrounding area. Often, he willingly volunteered plumbing and carpentry labor for churches and individuals in need.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by sisters, Wanda Jo Nations, Deborah Carnes Sutton; brother, J.C. Carnes; and daughter, Kimberly Dawne Carnes.

Robert is survived by brothers, Dan Carnes and John Carnes; sisters, Linda Cooper and Rita Anderson; daughter, Paula Robinson; sons, Jeff Carnes and Ty Carnes; grandchildren, Alex Carnes, April Maye, Micayla Ashe, Nicholas Robinson, Isabella Carnes; and three great-grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held.