Charles "Scoby" Asbury

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Charles "Scoby" Asbury, 71, of Jacksboro, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 23 while surrounded by his family. Scoby was born in Caryville to the late Henry "Fuzz" Asbury and Louise Asbury on May 27, 1947.
He was an extremely intelligent and hardworking man with an unmatched work ethic. Throughout his life, he always chose the more difficult job versus the easier job with lower pay in order to better provide for his family. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a highly skilled outdoorsman, which led him to take a leap of faith and relocate to Alaska, where he became a game warden for two years. He followed this with an impressive career as a very well respected superintendent in the coal mining industry, which lasted over 40 years. He was a tough man who lived a tough life, and yet he lived it almost fearlessly.
The one thing Scoby did fear in life was his illness forcing him to leave his wife of 49 years, Deanna, who he adored. He saw and did incredible things throughout his life, but believed his biggest accomplishment was his family, who he loved with all his heart, just as they loved him. Through God's blessings, he was able to be constantly surrounded by his family for the last few months of his life, which made the family even closer. Scoby Asbury built his life with hard work and toughness, but in the end his love for God and his family was far more important to him than anything else. He didn't want to leave his family, but he also knew he would be spending eternity with his Savior, Jesus Christ. He was truly an amazing man, son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be greatly missed.
Scoby is survived by wife, Deanna Asbury; daughter, Cindy Ward, and husband, Daniel Ward; brothers, Kyle Asbury and Walter Asbury; grandson, Alex Leach, and wife, Miranda Leach; granddaughter, Chloe Pierce; one niece; three nephews; and special best friends, Joe Tompkins, Dick Mcafee and John Polly.
The family received friends on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Caryville First Baptist Church with a memorial service following.
In lieu of flowers, Scoby's wish was that donations be given to or to a .
Cross-Smith Funeral Home, of LaFollette, was in charge of the arrangements.

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Published in LaFollette Press on Feb. 28, 2019
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