Cover photo for Robert Bruce Wiest's Obituary
Robert Bruce Wiest Profile Photo
1960 Robert 2023

Robert Bruce Wiest

April 30, 1960 — January 13, 2023

Robert Bruce Wiest, 62, of Statesville, died Friday, January 13, 2023, at the Mitchell Mack Hospice House in the arms of his loving wife of 20 years, Judy Wood Wiest, after a short but courageous fight with cancer.

He was born in Greensboro, NC to the late Clayton Clarke Wiest, Jr. and Eloise Dobson Wiest.

Bruce was a sales representative for U.S. Lumber. He loved hiking, birds, and woodworking. He enjoyed Disney trips, Legos, and rock collecting. Bruce was an active member of Northview Church of Christ where he recently served as the Carpenter Hands minister. He loved the Lord and his church family. Bruce loved people and he loved life. He was a natural jokester and brought joy and laughter wherever he went.

Those left to cherish his memory include sons, Andy Smith (Lisa) and Bryan Smith (Anne), grandchildren, Alice Smith, Henry Smith, Holly Griffin, Haley Griffin, Hannah Griffin, a brother, Clayton Clarke Wiest III (Jill), a sister, Terri Garland (Kim), and nephew Kevin, and his fur babies, Salem and Carnie.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 2:00 pm at Northview Church of Christ with Pastor Cody Poinsett and Les Bonnett officiating. The family will greet family and friends from 1:00 to 2:00 prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625 or to Northview Church of Christ, 2615 Amity Hill Rd., Statesville, NC 28677.

Nicholson Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wiest family. Previous Events


JAN 21. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)

Northview Church of Christ

2615 Amity Hill Rd

Statesville, NC 28677-9750

Loading map

A Celebration of Life

JAN 21. 2:00 PM (ET)

Northview Church of Christ

Statesville, NC

Loading map

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert Bruce Wiest, please visit our flower store.


Photo Gallery

Visits: 9

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree