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.