Ronald Asby

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Ronald W. Asby, age 69, of Kennesaw, GA, died August 6, 2017.   He was born November 16, 1947, to Basil and Sue Asby, raised in Kansas City, Missouri, and was the oldest of five children. Ron was a Navy Veteran and the former Commander of American Legion Post 304.  The family will receive friends for a viewing and visitation on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 4-8 PM at Northstar Church, 3413 Blue Springs Rd. Kennesaw, GA.  The funeral will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017, 2 PM at Kennesaw United Methodist Church, 1801 Ben King Rd., Kennesaw. GA.

The burial will take place on Monday, August 14, 2017, 11:00 AM, at Georgia National Cemetery, in Canton, GA.  Georgia Funeral Care & Cremation Services is proudly serving this Veteran's family. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the PTSD Fund at https://www.facebook.com/groups/280785068672/ or mail a check to: North Cobb American Legion Post 304 4220 S. Main St. Acworth, GA. 30101

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There once was a man from Nantucket…But seriously, about the life of Ronald Ward Asby... 

Ron was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, to Basil and Sue Asby, and was the oldest of five children.  He obtained the rank of Eagle Scout in 1962.  Ron enlisted in the United States Navy, serving from 1967-1973.  He was stationed out of Norfolk, VA on the USS Forrestal CVA-59. In the middle of his military service he married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Lynda Hall, on August 8, 1970.    

After his military service, Ron received his Bachelor’s of Business Administration Degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1975. He was very involved with his children and their various activities, as well as in his church.  He joined the American Legion Post 304 in 2006 and became a very active member, serving as Commander from 2012-2016.  He continued to be active as the Past Commander of Post 304, as well as serving within the 5th District of the American Legion of Georgia.  More recently Ron became involved with the Kennesaw Business Association, Acworth Business Association, and Acworth Downtown Development Authority; which allowed him to express his love for his community.

Ron passed away peacefully on August 6, 2017, surrounded by his wife and four children.  He is preceded in death by his parents and his beloved sister Judy “Toodles” Asby.  He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Lynda; children Stacy (Christopher) Robinson, Shari (Matthew) Tate, Suzanne (Michael) Brower, Benjamin (Ghost); a motley crew of grandchildren:  Vallei, Kelsey, Eli, Nathan, Eva, Scotty, Gavin, Laurel; siblings Dave, Becky, Tim; a multitude of nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews, all of whom he dearly loved. 

He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. 

28 Comments To "Ronald Asby"

Steve Hale On Aug 09 2017 at 11am
I met Ron though the American Legion. I also served with Ron on the Board of Directors for the ABA. Everyone that met Ron immediately liked him and his great sense of humor. He loved God, his family, his country and his community. Ron had all of the traits of a great man and leader. I saw a great example of the man that I strive to be like. God needed him. Reply to this comment
Janice Skaggs On Aug 09 2017 at 6am
Lynda, I was sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Thank you for letting me monopolize at the Reunion. He was a Neat and kind man. Reply to this comment
Terri Wilson On Aug 09 2017 at 6am
Lynda, so very sorry to learn of Ron's passing. Praying for you and your beautiful family Reply to this comment
Alton Audie Ayer On Aug 09 2017 at 6am
I've known Ron since we were graduated from North Kansas City High School. As we both moved through life, our paths crossed occasionally, most memorable for me was in Navy Electronics School in San Francisco; then at several subsequent high school reunions. In all that time, I never heard anyone say a single negative thing about him. He was a fine man, devoted to his family and highly regarded by us who knew him. And he was called home too soon. May God grant his family and friends comfort in this time of sorrow, yet celebration. Reply to this comment
Virginia Nichols On Aug 09 2017 at 6am
Lynda, my condolences to you and your family. Lifting all of you in prayer. May God continue to give you strength and peace during this time. Reply to this comment
Meredyth Arnott On Aug 09 2017 at 6am
I know you are aching over his passing & no words can console your hearts. I also know that his memories, in time, will bring joy & smiles. My thoughts and prayers to the whole family in this time of sorrow. Hugs. Reply to this comment
Todd Lollis On Aug 09 2017 at 6am
So sorry to hear this. Ron was a great man and a servant of the community. He will be greatly missed! Reply to this comment
Lindsay Culpepper On Aug 09 2017 at 6am
Praying for you all! Praying for peace and comfort. So sorry for yalls loss. Mr. Ron was a great and funny man! I won't forget him. May he Rest In Peace. Praying!! Reply to this comment
Jana Ratliff Roper On Aug 08 2017 at 3pm
Lynda, Shari, and to all your sweet family, Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. So very sorry for this huge loss in your lives!!! Hugs and love to you all! Jana Reply to this comment
Cindy Miller On Aug 08 2017 at 3pm
Lynda and family, my prayers are with all of you. Much love. Reply to this comment
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