James Roby Asbury Jr.(1928-2012)

James Roby Asbury Jr., 84, of Wellington, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at EMH Elyria Medical Center surrounded by his family.
He was born Oct. 16, 1928, in Tazewell, Va., to James R. Asbury Sr. and Fannie Asbury.
James worked for GM and retired in 1987 after 34 years of service. Following his retirement he drove the street sweeper for the village of Wellington.
He was a lifetime member of the Lorain County Beagle Club and was honored as the Beagler of the Year. James was also a member of the LaGrange Church of God, where he served as superintendent of Sunday school and on the Pastor's Council. He also was a member of the McDonald's Coffee Club.
James enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, and beagling and coached Little League. He was also well-known for his garden. More than anything, James cherished being surrounded by his loving family. 
James is survived by his children, Judy A. Meadows of Wellington, Juanita (Dave) Sawyer of Wellington, Debra (Thomas) Durham of Wellington, Michael Roby (Karen) Asbury of Elyria, James Daniel (Kimberly) Asbury of Inman, S.C., Roger A. (Michelle Johnson) Asbury of LaGrange, Mary Kay (Christopher Adams) West of Wellington, Nancy (John) Shope of Wellington, and Steven (April) Asbury of LaGrange; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Survivors also include his siblings, Elsie Lambert, Helen Proffitt, and Bertie Elswick, Joe Asbury, all of Tazewell, Va., Nannie Ball of Roanoke, Va., Oscar Asbury of Pennsylvania, and Danny Asbury of Roanoke, Va.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Edith Louise, and brothers Melvin and John Asbury.
Services were held Monday at the LaGrange Church of God, 502 North Center St., LaGrange, with the Rev. Danny Wright officiating.
Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery, Wellington.
Donations in James' memory may be made to the Ohio Parkinson Foundation Northeast Region, P.O. Box 271, Tallmadge, OH 44278.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.norton-eastmanfuneralhome.com.

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Norton - Eastman Funeral Home - Wellington
370 South Main Street  Wellington, OH 44090
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Published in The Wellington Enterprise on Nov. 29, 2012