January 21, 1944 - October 27, 2020
Charlie Joe Asbury, 76, of Tazewell, VA, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, NC after a brief illness. He was born January 21, 1944, in Tazewell, VA to the late Charlie Frank Asbury and Dorothy June Bowling Asbury. He was a 1963 graduate of Tazewell High School. He proudly served in Untied States Army from 1965-1967. He was employed by Consolidation Coal Co. for over 35 years, retiring in 2005. He was a proud member of the Tazewell Chapter of The American Legion. An avid outdoorsman, he spent his later years hunting, fishing, working in his garden and yard, as well as, volunteering at various organizations. He loved visiting with friends and family. Never knowing a stranger, he would make anyone feel welcome and would always embrace everyone with his infectious smile and warm demeanor. He loved to tell stories and pass his memories to all that would listen. A member of Tazewell Presbyterian Church, he served as an elder and enjoyed fellowship with all. He was especially proud of his time volunteering at A Child Shall Lead Them food pantry in Tazewell. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Peggy Sparks Asbury, one sister, Mary Helen Asbury Adkins, one brother Johnny Lee Asbury, and one nephew, Michael Keith Hamm. Left to remember and cherish his life are his Son, Charles Asbury, and wife Teresa of Tazewell, VA; Daughter, Emily Anne Sergent, and husband Gary, of Greensboro, NC; 4 grandchildren, whom he loved dearly - Kathlynn Grace Sergent Keene, and husband Oliver, of Knoxville, TN; Keterra Leeann Sergent, of Tazewell, VA; Corran Joseph (CJ) Sergent, of Greensboro, NC; and Wesley Aaron Asbury, of Tazewell, VA; Brothers, Mike Asbury, and wife Lynn, of Tazewell, VA; Dan Asbury of Tazewell, VA; Frank Asbury, and wife Wanda, of Tazewell, VA; Sisters Daisy Larimer of Tazewell, VA; Cathy Hamm, and husband Mike, of North Tazewell, VA. He also leaves behind numerous additional family, friends, and colleagues, and his beloved pups, Jake and Hank. Per his wishes, his body was cremated. A memorial and remembrance service will be held at Mercer Funeral Home on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm, with visitation with beginning at 12:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made In Memory of Charlie J. Asbury to the UVA Cancer Center at UVA Development Office, PO Box 800773, Charlottesville, VA 22908. Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting www.MercerFuneralHome.com Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Charlie Joe Asbury.
Charlie Joe Asbury, 76, of Tazewell, VA, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, NC after a brief illness. He was born January 21, 1944, in Tazewell, VA to the late Charlie Frank Asbury and... View Obituary & Service Information
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