In Loving Memory…

Bobby L. Asbury

Bobby Lee Asbury, 84, of Otterville, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, surrounded by his family.

He was born March 6, 1935 at the family home in Pleasant Green, one of five children of Earl Calvin and Mildred Marie (Shaw) Asbury.

Bob was a 1953 graduate of Pilot Grove High School.

On April 25, 1959 in Sedalia, he was united in marriage to Patricia Mae (Watring) and together they had seven children.

Bob started out working for the family business, Asbury and Sons, which specialized in plastering. The business was currently named Exterior Wall Systems. His career spanned over sixty years, working up until the Friday before his passing.

He was a Christian man who was deeply dedicated to his family, working hard to provide for them. Bob had a kind, caring and gentle heart. He was quiet, but strong, and very loving. He was genuine, generous and would help anyone. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.

Outside of work, he enjoyed old cars and his various collections.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Pat, of the home; six children, April Shapley (Chuck), of Sedalia, Theodore Asbury (Kelly), of Sedalia, Nathan Asbury (Michelle), of Keytesville, Dana North (Chad), of Sedalia, Tyler Asbury (Mandy), of High Point, and Todd Asbury (Mindy), of Sedalia; sixteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two sisters, Patsy Meyer and Bunny Scott, both of Boonville; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Timothy Lee Asbury; brother, Don Asbury (Juanita); and sister, Ann Asbury.

Graveside services and burial will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Olive Branch Cemetery, northeast of Sedalia.

Casket bearers will be Josh Asbury, Adam Shapley, Nic Asbury, Lyndon North and Brady Asbury.

The family will receive friends at 5:30 p.m following the service at the First Baptist Church in Otterville.

In lieu of flowers, pray for the family and do an act of kindness.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.


  1. Marilyn K Bahner

    Oh I am so sorry to read this. He was such a nice man. Many prayers for all the family. Dana and Chad and family, I am so sorry

  2. Paul and I want to offer our deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one, Bob Asbury, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and others. He was a hard worker, well thought of and deeply loved. Our hearts go out to you all in your loss. Especially to you Pat, a marriage that lasted that long, may God bring you all peace and comfort.
    Paul and Wilma Watring

  3. Prayers for the family in this tine of loss.

  4. Sandy Meisenheimer

    Deepest condolences to your family from my family. He built out first house.

  5. The Robert StoneFamily

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today and in the days to follow.. Hugs too you all.

  6. Michelle Gardner

    I am sorry about your loss. The whole family is in my prayers.

  7. John & Jackie Rockett Family

    So sorry Pat and Family for your loss. We Will deeply miss him. Pat if you need anything don’t hesitate to ask us. You know we will be there for you.

  8. So sorry for this family prayers

  9. My deepest and sincerest condolences to April and the families! Iā€™m so sorry for your loss.

    Pattie Clark-Snapp

  10. Eddie & Sandy Young

    So very sorry for your loss. May your many happy memories get you thru these difficult days. You are in our thoughts and prayers šŸ™šŸ™

  11. Tyler, Mandy, and family, Paul and I are very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you.

  12. Nathan and family we are sending our deepest condolences for you all on the loss of your father May God Bless You All
    Jack and Honey Seevers

  13. Scott and Tammy Jenkins

    Very sorry to hear, prayers for all of the family.

  14. So Sorry for the loss of your Beloved.
    Sending prayers
    Lifting your family up

  15. Patricia McMullin

    Pat and family,
    With our thoughts and prayers.
    Don and Pat (Lane) McMullin

  16. I am really sorry, I wish words were enough to express my sympathy for your loss. My prayers are with you and my thoughts as well.

  17. Ron and Sandy Otten

    Our condolences to Pat and entire Asbury families: We enjoyed Bob. He was a good customer. He will be greatly missed by all. Thinking of you all.

  18. Sarah (Williams) and Chad Brunner

    “Pray for the family and do a random act of kindness”. What a beautiful way to honor someone. My thoughts and sincere condolences go out to the entire Asbury family.

  19. So sorry for your loss.

  20. Kevin Schlotzhauer

    My Condolences to Mrs Asbury and the entire family. Bob was one of the kindest and hardest working men I know.

  21. Mark and Karen Zimmerschied

    So sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers and thoughts.

  22. Bill and Rhonda Carver & family

    We are sorry for your family’s loss.

  23. Bob and Candiece Milner

    Theo and family,
    Please accept our condolences at Bobby’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  24. Bob and Melissa Slaughter

    Thinking of you and your family, Dana! Prayers for peace to your family!

  25. Ben and Aimee Jackson

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May time heal your sorrow, friends ease your pain and peace replace the heartache until only warmest memories remain.

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