1935 - 2009

James (Shorty) Franklin Asbury, age 74, died on Nov. 7, 2009 at his home in Eucha, Oklahoma.

Shorty was a resident of Eucha OK most of his life, He was born in the Claremore Indian Hospital on Oct.21, 1935.

Shorty was a truck driver for Simmons Industries until he retired in 1997 at the age of 62.  In his earlier years, he worked on the pipeline.

Shorty was married to Patty Ruth Dick on May 13, 1957 in Miami, OK.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father and stepfather. 

Shorty is survived by his wife Ruth, daughters Ruth Ann and her husband David Harmon of Enid, OK, Bonnie and her husband John Bishop of Eucha, OK, Teresa and her husband Steven Flaming of Jay, OK, Judy and her husband Ron Springer of Eucha, OK, 10 grandchildren, and many loved ones and friends.

A visitation for family and friends was held from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., on Nov. 9, 2009 at the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home Chapel in Jay, OK.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 10, 2009 at the Eucha Free Holiness Church with Brother Rusty Martin officiating.  Serving as pallbearers were J.R. Bishop, Ron Springer, Dalton Asbury, Michael Harmon, Steven Hicks, Minuard Roberts and Frankie King.  Honorary pallbearers were Travis Haggard, Justin Haggard and Ryland Haggard.  Interment was held in Eucha Cemetery, Eucha, OK.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home of Jay, OK.  Friends and family may leave online condolences by viewing Shorty’s obituary at www.honoringmemories.com.