Leicester - Ralph Wayne Ascione, Jr., 50, of Shady Creek Dr., Leicester, died Sunday, March 31, 2013.
A native of Patterson, NJ, he was a son of Ralph and Betty Scroggs Ascione. Mr. Ascione worked as a foreman for the Asheville Bit and Steel Co. He loved music and played the guitar. He was a member of Elk Mountain Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Ascione is survived by a daughter, Ashley Ascione; granddaughters Maddisan and Addison; sister Celeste Ascione; and brother Eugene Dewees.
His family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Friday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave., with services following at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Ronnie Owen and the Rev. Mike Woodard will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to assist with expenses.
The online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com