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"

Cindi Williams On Aug 10 2017 at 11pm
Gary and I are so sad for you all! We have so many fond memories of our time living next door! We will be keeping the Asby family in our prayers! Reply to this comment
Stan & Sherry Fields On Aug 10 2017 at 4pm
I have been blessed to be a part of the Asby family, for most of my life. Ron was a great man! He loved his family, and I will miss that great sense of humor he had. God's speed my friend. Reply to this comment
Donna Laychak On Aug 10 2017 at 4pm
Lynda, I was so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. We've been friends all our lives growing up together on Greenfield Rd. And I've known Ron since we were all together in high school. He was the life of every get together with his wit and humor and good-naturedness. I know he is experiencing the words "Well done my good and faithful servant". What a wonderful legacy he has left for everyone. He will be greatly missed. Reply to this comment
Dan W. Boles On Aug 10 2017 at 8am
Ron, you are a gentle giant that will be greatly missed here in the Acworth and Acworth Business communities. It was a privilege and an honor to know you and call you a friend. /Salute. Reply to this comment
Sara Ward On Aug 10 2017 at 8am
I am sorry for all family. Linda my heart goes out to you especially. Take each day slowly and one at a time. Remember to breathe. You will get through it Reply to this comment
Deborah Kapchinske On Aug 09 2017 at 5pm
It was a privilege to meet Ron. My husband introduced me to him at a KBA luncheon. I have just two words to describe Ron: Servant's Heart ❤️. While I did not know him well, he was always spoken of in the highest regard. Wishing God's blessings to the family. Reply to this comment
Theresa and Ron On Aug 09 2017 at 5pm
Much love and prayers for you, Lynda1, and kids and all the Asbys, during this difficult time. I know Ron will be missed but also know he is dancing and joking with Sue and Basil Reply to this comment
Judith Bailey On Aug 09 2017 at 5pm
As a relatively new Legion member, I only knew Commander Ron during the past year. In my mind, however, he always stood out from the crowd as a kind, honorable Man who took time to make people feel welcome and comfortable in Legion /Community affairs. I pray for his friends and family who are suffering such an early loss in their lives!! Reply to this comment
Sue johnson On Aug 09 2017 at 5pm
Lynda and family, What we have are fine and funny memories of Ron. Mine will forever be of Ron bringing into the front office of Kennesaw Elementary and Frey Elementary, Valentine baskets for you Lynda. Loaded with fruit and Flowers's and all kinds of goodies. There was always a stuffed animal that sang or danced or both! That day was always the highlight of my year because I got to haul it down to you! He was a very special "mess" In this world and I am happy to have known him. Love you all. Reply to this comment
Natalie On Aug 09 2017 at 11am
"And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing." (1 Corinthians 15:26) I cannot imagine the pain that your family is going through right now. Jehovah God promises that he will soon wipe away and reverse the effects of this enemy that causes so much pain. Your precious husband, father, grandfather and friend will be brought back to you and you will never have to experience the pain of losing him ever again. This is a promise from God! (Psalms 83:18; John 11:11-14, 44; Revelation 21:4,5) Reply to this comment
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