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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"

Jay Thomas On Aug 08 2017 at 3pm
Ron was a warm and welcoming person. I had the honor to serve with him on the ABA Board and help him with several Legion projects. I will truly miss his smile and sense of humor. The community has lost a great advocate and selfless servant; who will be remembered as an example of a God-Fearing Leader. Reply to this comment
Alana Gandy On Aug 08 2017 at 3pm
To the Asby family, I am so very sorry for and saddened by your loss. God, many prayers, and your strong family bond will be your strength through this. Please know I'm thinking of and praying for all of you. Love, Alana Reply to this comment
Kevin & Mamie Kuhl On Aug 08 2017 at 3pm
May all the sweet memories of Ron bring you all solace during this time. I hope that all the great moments that you were able to have with him brings you comfort. Keeping you all in our prayers. Reply to this comment
Betty A Frady On Aug 08 2017 at 3pm
Prayers for your family. My heart aches for you all. I know he is free of pain. We send you our love. Reply to this comment
Debbie Isbell On Aug 08 2017 at 3pm
Lynda, you have lost such a wonderful, loving husband. Stacy, Shari, Suzanne, and Ben, you have lost such a loving and fun father. All of us who knew him have lost one great friend. This world was certainly a better place with him in it, and he left so many happy memories to hold on to. We know that he is in a better place, but we will all miss his presence here so much. Deep Sympathy and Love to the whole Asby family. Reply to this comment
Holly Ethridgd On Aug 08 2017 at 3pm
Lifting you all in prayer!! God's grace will see you through. Reply to this comment
Kathleen Kennedy On Aug 08 2017 at 3pm
He will be missed. God bless the family. Prayers your way. Reply to this comment
Hayward and Barbara Kight On Aug 08 2017 at 11am
Lynda and family, you are in our prayers and will remain there as you go through this time of transition and grief. Please know you are surrounded by love and well wishes. Reply to this comment
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