W.C. Asbell, Sr.
MACON- W. C. (Walter Charles) Asbell, Sr., passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at his residence at Magnolia Manor. A celebration of his life will be held at 11A.M., Saturday at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue with burial in Macon Memorial Park with Military Honors. The Rev. Joe Bowker will officiate. The family will meet friends from 6P.M. until 8P.M., Friday at the funeral home. They suggest that those who wish may make memorial donations to Berean Baptist Church Mission Fund, 5151 Columbus Road, Macon, GA 31206 or to Gideons International Macon Camp East, P. O. Box 5718, Macon, GA 31208.
Mr. Asbell was preceded in death in 2002 by his wife of fifty-seven years, Dorothy Sanders Asbell. A lifelong resident of Macon, he was the son of the late Walter Asbell and Nellie Stinson Asbell Hill. Mr. Asbell served with the 48th Infantry of the U. S. Army during World War II and was the recipient of the Bronze Star. He was an aircraft mechanic retired from Robins Air Force Base and also retired from the Bibb County Board of Education Transportation Department. -Mr. Asbell was a 32nd Degree Mason, had been a member of Rutland Masonic Lodge and was a charter member of Berean Baptist Church where he was a member of the Heritage Sunday School Class. He was happiest spending time with his family camping and fishing. A gifted automotive mechanic, for many years he could be found in his backyard repairing vehicles belonging to relatives and friends. He was the father of the late Gary W. Asbell and John A. Asbell.
Beloved husband, brother, father and grandfather, he will be missed by those he loved most, his sons, Charles (Trisha) Asbell of Gray and David O. Asbell of Macon; his grandchildren, Chuck Asbell of Byron, Chris Asbell and Melinda Shepherd of New Jersey and Tyler (Britney) Asbell of Kathleen; his "adopted daughter," Tina Pence; four great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Andy and Verbia Asbell of Macon; sister, Mildred Ruth Smith of Macon; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Howard and Marguerite Flohra of Las Vegas; several nieces and nephews.
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Snow's Memorial Chapel Funeral and Cremation Services, Pio Nono Avenue has charge of arrangements.