William Earley “Billy” Asbell

March 7, 1938 - January 3, 2021

03/07/1938 - 01/03/2021

Past Services

Thursday January 07, 2021
2:00 pm
Highland Memorial Gardens
US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910

AHOSKIE, NC – 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 2:00 pm 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.

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Bobby Blalock
3 years ago

Frances, I am so sorry to hear about Billy. Yyou two were often in my thoughts, especially every time I look at one of my fingers that was broken in a high school football game, Billy was my center and I was QB. The two of us always talked about how I got injured. Your loss of a devoted husband and my dear friend will be forever remembered.

3 years ago

So sorry for your loss.

Brenda Knight
3 years ago

Frances & Lisa, I just found out about Billy passing away & I’m so sorry for your loss but know he’s at peace now & no longer suffering. Love to both of you. Brenda

Ray H Brabble
3 years ago

So sorry to hear of your loss, thoughts and prayers for you and family.

Claude Oliver Proctor, Jr.
3 years ago

Frances, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Billy and I, along with all his brothers, were playmates of mine when we were young boys. We spent many Sunday afternoons riding our bicycles around the countryside. He was always competitive. Blessings to you and your family.

Emily Askew Shinaberry
3 years ago

Frances and family, So sorry to hear about Billy. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Glynda M. Turner
3 years ago

Mr. Billy loved his wife and Lisa , I spent alot of my school years at their house and he always made me feel welcome.

Lucille Stocks
3 years ago

So sorry to hear about Mr. Billy. Sending prayers for you all..

Vic Williams
3 years ago

Sorry to hear about Billy’s passing. Prayers for the family.