Robert T. "Bob" Paisley
Dr. Robert "Bob" T. Paisley, 67, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Bob was born October 14, 1949 to John P. Paisley, Sr., and the late Eula Kiger Paisley. He earned a BS in Psychology and his M.ED in Counseling from Appalachian State University. He later earned his EDD in Counseling from NC State University. He worked in various counseling and teaching positions at Appalachian State University as well as Duke University. As a psychologist, he also worked in the community college system and in private practice. Bob was truly a people person. His passion was caring for and helping others. He was very involved in community activities in the Appalachian and Boone area and loved keeping up with his nieces and nephews. He also enjoyed reading, music, and caring for his dogs, Beau and Maya He was preceded in death by his mother, Eula Kiger Paisley. Surviving is his father, John P. Paisley, Sr., as well as brothers, John P. Paisley, Jr., and wife, Joyce, and Ronald J. Paisley, and wife, Kathy. Also surviving are nieces, Janet Paisley Terry, Susan Paisley Hedrick, Michelle Paisley Dyals, Laura Paisley Simmons and Elizabeth Paisley Craft. Additionally, he is survived by a nephew, John P. Paisley, III. A 3 p.m. funeral service was held Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at Bethel Presbyterian Church. The family received friends prior to the service from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.forbisanddick.com . Memorial donations may be sent to Bethel Presbyterian Church, 300 Knox Road, Gibsonville, NC, 27301. Forbis and Dick North Elm Chapel is assisting the Paisley family.
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