William Robert Hartsoe (2018-12-13 14:05:27)

William Robert Hartsoe, age 74 of Sparta, died on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Hartsoe was born on May 4, 1944 in Ashe County to Jonathan Gwyn Hartsoe and Mae Clementine Walker Hartsoe. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Deanna Guy.

Mr. Hartsoe was a business entrepreneur, an artist, harmonica player, and carver. He was a member of Clifton Baptist Church.

Mr. Hartsoe is survived by: his wife, Judith Irene Hass Hartsoe; one son, Robert Anthony Hartsoe of Kernersville; one daughter, Wendy Hart of Sparta; also surviving are 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by Rev. Jimmy Galgano and Pastor Chuck Call. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel.

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Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens was entrusted with Mr. Hartsoe's arrangements.