WILLIAM RALPH "PAPA"
ASBURY, Jr., 81
LAKELAND - William Ralph Asbury Jr., "Papa" was born in Bradshaw, WV on December 10, 1930. He married on December 22, 1949. William entered into heaven on November 20, 2012 of kidney failure.
William is survived by his daughter, Karen S. Astin (Jeffry G. Astin Sr.), son Bruce D. Asbury (Marina Asbury). Grandchildren, Thomas C. Thomas III, Kristin M. Thomas, Jeffry G. Astin Jr., Allison N. Astin, and great grandchild, Anderson J. Plummer. William is also survived by a loving extended family of nieces and nephews.
William served in the U.S. Navy
for four years with a honorable discharge. He also served as an educator for over 30 years with the Polk County School Board.
A Memorial Service will be held in honor of William Ralph Asbury Jr. "Papa" on November 24, 2012 at Epic Church at 1115 E. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland, Fl, 33801, at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting financial assistance for the service.