Robert Craig Briner

March 27, 1938 - August 6, 2022

03/27/1938 - 08/06/2022

Past Services

Thursday August 11, 2022
11:00 am
Hendersonville Presbyterian Church
699 N Grove St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 692-3211 | Directions

Robert Craig Briner, Age 84 of Asheville, North Carolina passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Advent Hospital, Hendersonville, North Carolina

Dr. Briner was born March 27, 1938 in Clark County, Indiana and was a resident of Asheville, North Carolina for many years.  He was the son of the late George Robert Briner and Margaret Louise Himebaugh.  He earned his Doctorate in Organic Chemistry from Florida State University.  He went on to a long career in Forensic Science as the Crime Lab Director for the State of Missouri in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  After retirement, he and his wife relocated to Asheville, North Carolina and became active members of Hendersonville Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Dr. Briner is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janet Briner as well as his sons, Joseph Briner (Tanya) of Charlotte, NC; Les Briner (Amy) of Peculiar, Missouri; Grandchildren Kevin Briner (Kaitlin), Madison Briner, Kelly David (Samson) and Robert Briner; and Great-Grandchildren, Graham and Graycen Briner, children of  Kevin and Kaitlin.

A funeral service will be held at Hendersonville Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, North Carolina at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 11, 2022 located at 699 N. Grove St, Hendersonville, North Carolina.  Interment will be held at 11:00 am at Speed Memorial Church and Sellersburg Cemetery in Sellersburg, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hendersonville Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice.

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jay godfrey
1 year ago

To the family. I am deeply saddened by the grief that you are feeling.
Knowing of God’s embracing love for you, continue to look to him when ” He will wipe all tears from our eyes, death, suffering, pain, and crying will be no more. – Revelation 21:3, 4
He says death is an ” enemy that will be brought to nothing. ” – 1 Corinthians 15:26
How comforting to know that this will be a thing of the past and through Christ Jesus a resurrection for our loved ones.


Bob and Trish Brewer
1 year ago

We were so sorry to hear this sad news. We always enjoyed getting together with Les’s parents over the years at holidays, bonfires, and Kevin’s and Kelly’s weddings. Our sympathies go out to Janet and all the Briner families.

Deb Mackin
1 year ago

Many good memories of my Uncle Bob. Enjoyed a few out-of-state visits to their home. He was a St. Louis Cardinal fan and finally got to enjoy a game with him and a few other relatives. Enjoyed dinner with him and Janet when they were in St. Charles for work several years ago.
Sending my love, thoughts, and prayers to Janet, Jody, Les, and family.