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John Lurton Asbury

John Lurton Asbury

April 7, 1953-Jan. 3, 2022


John Lurton Asbury, 68, of Marshall passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at his home with his family in attendance.

Born April 7, 1953, at Clinton, Indiana, he was the son of Harold Lurton and Eleanor Smith Asbury. He married Kimberly Wray on Nov. 16, 1990. She survives him.

John’s boyhood ambition was to be an attorney. He graduated from Turkey Run High School in 1971. He then graduated from Wabash College in 1975 and Indiana University School of Law in 1978. He was admitted to plead before the Indiana Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. John was a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and served on the Board of Governors.

In addition to his private practice in Rockville, Indiana, he served as council to numerous county and municipal bodies in Parke County. His civic involvements included finance committee at the Marshall Federated Church and board member for the Parke County Community Foundation.

John is survived by his wife, Kim Asbury; three children, Michael Woody (Nikki), Rachel Asbury (Josh Bundy) and Samuel Asbury; nine grandchildren and bonus grandchildren. Also surviving are his mother, Eleanor Asbury; brother Charles Leland Asbury; sister Susan Asbury Holley; and several nieces and nephews. His family was his joy!

He is preceded in death by his father, Harold Lurton Asbury.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at Marshall Federated Church, 105 N. Main St., Marshall, with Pastor Brian Holt officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7 at the church. Burial will follow in Bethany Cemetery, east of Marshall. Care is entrusted to Barnes and Rice Funeral Home of Rockville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall Federated Church, P.O. Box 57, Marshall, IN 47859; Parke County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 276, Rockville, IN 47859; or the Marshall Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 95, Marshall, IN 47859.