Name:   Walter W. Asbell

From:  The Daily Statesman, Dexter, Missouri
Date:  Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Walter W. Asbell, son of the late William W. and Grace Davis Asbell, was born at Clines Island on April 4, 1924, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Dec. 31, 2007, at the age of 83.

Mr. Asbell was a retired farmer and had spent his life in the Bloomfield community. He was a member of Liberty Hill General Baptist Church at Aid. On Oct. 9, 1943 he was married to Ester Adams.

Survivors include his wife Ester of the home in Bloomfield; two daughters and their spouses, Jewell and Buddy Maddox of Williamsville and Janice and Bill Aslin of Bloomfield; two sisters, Virgie Wilson of Dexter and Mary Killmer of Kansas; two grandsons, Buddy Maddox, Jr. of Portageville and Travis Maddox of Shellsburg, IA.; two granddaughters, Sonja Hobbs of Bloomfield and Sarah Barton of Cordova, Tenn.; seven great-grandchildren, Trevor Maddox, Troy Maddox, Erica Maddox, Aleigha Maddox, Megan Maddox, Ariana Maddox, and Brant Hobbs.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by an infant son, Ronnie Walter Asbell; a great-grandson, Buddy Maddox III; two brothers, Alfred and Louis Asbell; and one sister, Ruthie Baker.

Visitation was held at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday Jan. 2, 2008, at 10 a.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. Lester Clayton and Rev. Phil Warren officiating. Interment followed in the Walker Cemetery near Bloomfield.