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Johnny Asbille

Completed arrangements are being announced for Johnny Asbille, 66, of Reelfoot Lake, who passed away 8:35 p.m. Jan. 1, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Hornbeak Church of Christ. Harrell Davidson will officiate. Burial will follow in Hornbeak City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church from 11 a.m. until the hour of services Saturday.
Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Butch Darnall, Jerry Dan Darnall, Johnny Guy, Ronny Yoes, Michael Hadley and Austin Lott.
Mr. Asbille was born Nov. 19, 1947, in Dyersburg, son of the late Willie B. Asbille and the late LaVerne (Smith) Victory. He married the former Orfelinda Perez July 28, 1995. She survives.
Johnny owned and operated the former Lee’s Corner at the intersection of Highways 21 and 22 for several years. He had retired after 20 years of service in the maintenance department at Lake Road Elementary School and was a member of Hornbeak Church of Christ. Johnny was one of the founding fathers of the Reelfoot Call Makers Association. He had done demonstrations on duck call making for the National Endowment for the Arts in Chattanooga. Several articles were written about Johnny in various duck call publications. He had served on the board of the Samburg Water District for several years and had been active in the past in prison ministries.
He is also survived by two stepdaughters, Missy Spicer of Union City and Lisa Spicer of Jeffersonville, Ky.; three granddaughters, Kaycee Marie Griffin and Nichole Ryan Whitson, both of Union City, and Maggie Lynn Hall of Virgie, Ky.; his great-grandson, Ryder Lee Willoughby of Union City; two brothers, Tommy Victory of Troy and Walter Lynn “Bud” Asbille of Texarkana, Texas; two sisters, Norma Kay Hadley of O’Fallon, Mo., and Sandra Nelson of Fort Myers, Fla.; his aunt, Frankie Jean Smith of Reelfoot Lake; his uncle, James R. “Bubby” Smith of Hornbeak; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his stepson, Glen Spicer Jr.; and his stepfather, Lee Victory.
To leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.

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