William E. Asbell

Published 4:43 pm Tuesday, January 5, 2021

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AHOSKIE – William Earley “Billy” Asbell, age 82, of Williford Road, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at his home.

Mr. Asbell was born on March 7, 1938 to Othello Asbell and Lois Baugham Asbell in Ahoskie, NC. Billy served his country proudly for seven years in the 30th Infantry Division of the National Guard in the HQ COMPANY, 1st BN, 119, Ahoskie, NC. He married the love of his life, Frances, in February of 1958 and to this marriage was born one daughter, Lisa. He spent his life doing what he loved, working as a parts department manager for General Motors and Lilly International. He loved automobiles. Another enjoyment Billy had was the love of playing golf, especially making a hole in one at Beechwood. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Asbell.

Left to cherish Billy’s memory is his loving wife, Frances of the home; his daughter, Lisa Asbell Foster of Ahoskie; his grandson, William Kent Foster and wife Martha of Tuscaloosa, AL; his granddaughter, Frances Melisa Foster and fiancé John Skipper, III of Garner, NC; two great-granddaughters, Hailey Foster, and Kenlye Foster; two step great-granddaughters, Baylee House, and Cassie House; sister, Jessie Spalding and husband Bernie of Norfolk, VA; two brothers, Thomas Asbell and wife Rose Marie of Powellsville, and Richard Asbell and wife Judy of Fayetteville, NC; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC, with Pastor Greg Hurdle officiating.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Asbell family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.