Larry Asbury Obituary, Death – st. Francis Vinita Hospital was the location of Larry Wayne Asbury’s passing on September 14, 2023.
He was a well-known resident of Vinita and successful local businessman. He was the child of William Wayne Asbury and Mildred Pauline (Stanfill) Asbury and was born in Vinita on December 29th, 1947. After receiving his education at Vinita Schools, Larry enlisted in the United States Army and served his country during the Vietnam War. Prior to his retirement, he was the owner and operator of Larry’s Auto Body Shop in Vinita for a number of years.
On July 31, 1992, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Larry and Cathryn Ruth “Cathy” Ruckman exchanged vows and became husband and wife. In Vinita, Larry was active in the American Legion and belonged to the Dale Peace Post #40. He was a member of the Wesleyan Holiness Alliance Church in Vinita, where he went to worship services.
He enjoyed restoring vintage automobiles, playing golf, and watching sports on television. His parents, his brother Warren Asbury, his sisters Mary Fox and Vivian Asbury, and his daughter Waynel Asbury all passed away before him. He was the last member of his family to pass away.
The family consists of his wife Cathy, who stays at home, their sons Mike Cox and wife Sharon of Locust Grove and Frankie Cox and wife Stephanie of Salina, their daughters Tonya Moorhead and husband William of Cleora and Christine Scott (Scott Littlefield) of Vinita.
as well as their brother James Asbury of Vinita. Additionally, there are eighteen great-grandchildren and seventeen grandchildren in the family. On Wednesday, September 20, 2023, the family will host a visitation at the Burckhalter-Highsmith Chapel in Vinita from six to eight o’clock in the evening.
On Thursday, September 21, 2023, at one o’clock in the afternoon, in the Burckhalter-Highsmith Chapel, there will be a celebration of life. Pastor Gerald Allen will preside over the event. After the service, interment will take place at the Carselowey Cemetery, which is located south of Vinita.
You are welcome to leave your condolences for the family at www.highsmithfh.com or on the funeral home’s page on Facebook. Vinita’s Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral and Cremation Services are in charge of making the necessary arrangements at this time.