John Stephen Asher
Louisville - John Stephen Asher, born November 22, 1955 and resident of Louisville, KY, passed away Monday, August 27, 2018 at the age of 62.
John was Churchill Downs' long-time vice president of racing communications. He loved his wife, his girls, his grandbabies, his mother and brother, and extended family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dolores Asher, and beloved aunt, Jennye Beeler - John's 1 and 1A.
John was a Renaissance man, well read and with an insatiable curiosity about everything. He had an amazing gift for filling the voids in life. John made you feel that you were the most important person in the world.
The loss of John Asher leaves a deficiency of love in our hearts, our Louisville and our world. If he were here, he would say that it's up to us to fill the void.
John is survived by his wife, Dee Asher; his three children, Heather Singleton (Nicholas), Erin Asher and Emma Asher; his adorable grandchildren, Caden "Little Shug" and Cameron Singleton; his brother, Tim Asher (Kathy) and their children; and a large extended family.
Visitation will be held at Churchill Downs, 700 Central Ave., Triple Crown Room in the Jockey Club Suites on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. John's funeral mass will be held at Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth Street at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Catholic Education Foundation, Simmons College of Kentucky, or Western Kentucky University's John Asher Scholarship Fund.
Published by Courier-Journal from Aug. 31 to Sep. 1, 2018.