Ret. US Army Chief Warrant Officer, II Fleming Leigh Asbury
Fayetteville—Ret. US Army Chief Warrant Officer, II, Fleming Leigh Asbury, Jr., 91, of Fayetteville went home to be with the Lord on May 13, 2020.
Leigh was born on March 8, 1929 to the late Willie Marie Windom and Fleming Leigh Asbury, Sr. in Springdale, Arkansas. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Marcy A. Blackburn, Lawton, OK; his younger brother, Francis Dean Asbury, Wichita Falls, TX.
Leigh is survived by his wife of 47 years, Young Kim Asbury and sons, Steven L. Asbury, Los Angeles, CA, Scott A. Asbury, and his wife Rachael, Queens, NY, Mark A. Asbury and his wife Denise, Lawton, OK; Son-in-law, Doyle Blackburn, Lawton, OK; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Leigh served active duty for a combined 26 years in the Army Air Corps and Airforce reserves. Then he went back on active duty in the Air Force as a Tech Sergeant. He went to college full-time while still on active duty and completed his degree in Biology and Russian History from South Western Oklahoma State University. He retired as Chief Warrant Officer, II, then spent an additional fourteen years in Civil Service, later retiring as GS 12 on March 29, 1991.
There will be a service honoring Leigh's life on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 1:30pm at Saint Andrews United Methodist Church, 121 Loftin Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28311. Burial will follow at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, Fort Bragg. Services entrusted to Adcock Funeral Home and Crematory, Spring Lake.