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Horse Cave Baptist Church
Monday January 26th, 2015
2:00pm - 8:00pm

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Winn Funeral Home Chapel
Tuesday January 27th, 2015
10:00am - 11:00am

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Winn Funeral Home
Tuesday January 27th, 2015

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James Theodore Asbury

James Theodore Asbury, age 88, of Horse Cave, passed Saturday January 24, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Clarks Hill, Indiana on August 22, 1926. James was retired from the United States Postal Service.  He was an active member and deacon of the Horse Cave Baptist Church.  He enjoyed singing in the choir and teaching his Sunday School class.  James was also actively involved in the formation of the Hispanic Ministery and a founding member of the Horse Cave Housing Authority. He was a longtime member of the Bear Wallow Masonic Lodge #231, the Gideon's International and a United States Army Veteran of World War II. James was an avid golfer, a dedicated University of Kentucky basketball fan and had a wonderful sense of humor.  He loved telling jokes to his family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis Asbury and Minnie Atwell Asbury and by his two brothers, Glenn and Junior Asbury.

James is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Seymour Asbury, of Horse Cave, one son, Gary Asbury and his wife, Joy, of New Braunfels, TX , three grandchildren, Amy Beth Schulte and her husband, Matt, of Louisville, KY,  Laura Rogers and her husband, Nick, of Lebanon, KY, and KaelinWright and her husband, Aharon, of New Braunfels, TX.  He is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Ty-Christian Clark, Madeline Schulte, Reese and Elle Rogers, Anslie Wright, several nieces and nephews, and loving friends and caregivers, Angela and Scott Smith.

Visitation will be held at Winn Funeral Home from 2 until 8 p.m. Monday and from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday at Horse Cave Baptist Church.

Masonic Services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday night at Winn Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the Horse Cave Baptist Church followed by burial, with full military honors provided by DAV Chapter # 20, in the Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to the Horse Cave Baptist Church Choir.

Arrangements are under the direction of Winn Funeral Home, Horse Cave.

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Gary, you and your family are in my prayers.  God will guide you through this sad time.  I promise you that, I've been there not that long ago.  God bless you and your family.

Allen Jan 27 2015 12:00 AM

Loved this man so much! He was the pure example of a christian man ,husband and father,grandfather,great grandfather and uncle. The world was a better place because of him. I will miss him terribly but know he is an angel in heaven just a singing and telling stories!

marsha craver Jan 27 2015 12:00 AM

I was deeply saddened to hear that Poppy passed away.  He was a great man and he will be missed.  My thoughts and prayers are with your family in this difficult time.

Chris Clark Jan 26 2015 12:00 AM

Gary and family--I want to let you all know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.  Dads are very special people and it is not easy to loose them.  After reading his life story, it sounds like he is getting to know his way around heaven.  God and his family will enjoy your dads jokes for sure!  May God bless you all at this time.

Rusty Brockman Jan 26 2015 12:00 AM

Gary & family--My sympathy to you on the loss of your Father.
God's Blessings to you all.

Norma Jean Harvey Jan 26 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry for you loss.
He was quite a man.  Always smiling and his jokes, wow, listened to them
For years.  But always listened.  So much fun when we all got together,
back yard barbeques every summer.  Going from one house to the other.
Things were different then.  Have wonderful memories, we will never forget.
Gary hope things are well with you and family.  In our thoughts and prayers.
Love and hugs to all.  Loretta sends her love and prayers.

Judy (Gunn)Wand Jan 26 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss.  James was fine man.

Harry and Williams Jan 26 2015 12:00 AM

Ruth and Gary:  I'm so sorry to hear about James.  All of us from Horse Cave thought so much of him.  He was a wonderful man and will truly be missed.  Please know that thoughts and prayers are with you and all of the Asbury family.
Sandra Fancher-Wilson

Sandra Fancher-Wilson Jan 25 2015 12:00 AM