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Roger Lee Asbury

August 1, 1943March 22, 2021
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On Monday, March 22, 2021 Roger Lee Asbury (Poppy), passed away peacefully at UT Hospital with his loving wife of 54 years by his side. He was a loving husband, devoted father, grandfather, and friend of many. Roger was born on August 1, 1943 to Verna and Warren Asbury of Kenvir, Kentucky. He lived most of his life in Tennessee but remained an avid Kentucky fan. Roger graduated from Karns High School in 1961 and has remained active with a reunion committee all these years. Roger proudly served in the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve. He later retired from the United States Post Office, where he served as a supervisor in Oak Ridge. Roger was a member of Trinity Baptist Church where he was active with his Sunday school class and he loved serving on the board for his Homeowner’s Association. Roger was known for his sweet smile, kind heart, and storytelling. He never met a stranger and could have everyone laughing while sharing one of his many stories. Roger had a multitude of friends from high school, church, and his community. Roger would take weekend cabin trips, ski trips, beach trips, and have weekly card games with different groups throughout the years. He loved his time in the woods hunting with his best friends and son, and often traveled to compete when bowling with the ABC. Roger and JoAnna had been to 50 states together but always enjoyed a drive to the mountains to see elk and deer. Of all accomplishments in his life, Roger was most proud of becoming a grandfather and was “Poppy” to Madison and Allie. He was their driver, dinner buddy, and beach pal for the last twenty-four years. Roger even adored and cared for his granddog, Gracie for the last fourteen years. Roger always had a positive attitude, loved the Lord, and was loved by so many. He truly lived life to the fullest. Roger is preceded in death by his parents, Verna and Warren Asbury, sister and brother in law, Emma Lou and Joe Elkins, and his brother, Ray Asbury. He is survived by his wife, JoAnna Asbury, son and daughter in law, Mike and Tammy Asbury, grandchildren, Madison and Allie Asbury, niece that he loved like a daughter, Donna Woodall and her family-Gary, Tyler, Haley, Heather, Dustin, Dryden, and Drake, and sister in law, Patty Asbury, and so many special friends that Roger loved dearly.

The family will be receiving friends on Sunday, March 28th from 2-4pm at Weaver Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 4:00 pm. Family and friends will meet March 29th at 10:45 am at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for an 11:00 am interment. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Trinity Baptist Church at P.O. Box 1748 Powell, TN 37849. Condolences are welcome at weaverfuneralservices.com

Weaver Funeral Home 5815 Western Ave. Knoxville, TN 37921

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 28, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, March 28, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Monday, March 29, 2021

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Allen & Joan Rhyne

March 30, 2021

Oh so sorry we didn't visit more. Allen wanted to call you Joanna, when we found out yesterday. What good times they had together at post office, in the mountains hunting, and on the ski slopes. We were with them several times, except post office. I am sad we weren't home to be there, since Allen just had a stroke on March 16th. He is in rehab here in Naples, Florida. He is able to talk, but will need lots of therapy for all left side. Looks like our life is a journey more than a destination. The road is harder for some than others, but we all reach the end of it sooner or later. What matters is whom we choose as our traveling companion and how often we just sit back and enjoy the ride. And Joanna we have done this, with the two greatest men ever. Prayers for you 🙏 and for me and Allen during these times. 💘 Joan

Camby Haynes

March 29, 2021

Love and prayers for the Asbury family! JoAnn, you will always be special to me for the kindness and love you showed Mom over the years. She always loved to re-tell the stories about your/Roger's travels and adventures! Mike & Tammy's family is beautiful...all grown up!

God's grace be with you all....

Camby

Louie Finley

March 29, 2021

JoAnna and Family, I'm so sorry to hear about Roger, We always enjoyed our great bowling trips together. Our thoughts and Prayers. Louie and Judy Finley

John & Barbara Leonard

March 28, 2021

With our deepest sympathy. Love from John & Barbara

Wanda Clark

March 28, 2021

So sorry to hear that Roger had passed...I can only imagine that heaven is full of love when his bowling friends met him there. John McGhee,Shirley , and Nathan.. love always, wanda

Betsy Houston

March 28, 2021

To JoAnn, Mike, Tammy & the girls—. I just saw this obituary from last Sunday. So very sorry to hear about Roger. I loved him so much and he was always so much fun to be around. Yes those stories were great!! I’m sorry we’ve lost touch but I always think of you guys when I think of my sweet Emma Lou. Now she and Roger can be reunited. Prayers for you all.
Betsy Houston

Willie-Alice Bennett

March 27, 2021

Sorry for your loss . Roger was a vey kind person ,lots of high school and bowling memories.

Marty and Angie Roberts

March 26, 2021

JoAnna, we are praying for you and your family, we are so saddened by this news. Roger was a sweetheart. We love you. Angie and Marty Roberts

Joy Castleberry

March 25, 2021

Joanna, we are so sorry about Roger’s passing. He was a fine man and fun. Love and sympathy to you and your family.

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