J.D. Asherbraner, 88, of Hickory, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory.
Born January 15, 1931 in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Doc and Minnie Townsend Asherbraner.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Sparks; and two brothers: Garland and Cecil Asherbraner.
J.D. had retired from Cox Manufacturing and enjoyed woodworking and listening to bluegrass music. He never met a stranger and will be missed by all.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Bumgarner Asherbraner of the home; children: Ann Asherbraner Berry and husband Steve of Connelly Springs, NC, David Asherbraner and wife Maria Teresa of Hickory, NC; a brother, Alfred Asherbraner of Hickory, NC; grandchildren: Chad Berry and wife Mari of Houston, TX, Brian Berry and wife Nina of Anchorage, AK, Allison Blackwell and husband Peter of Knoxville, TN, Kyle Asherbraner and wife Rodica of Maggie Valley, NC; great-grandchildren: Dosy Berry, Laina Berry, Kiska Berry, Kayla Berry, Branson Berry, Dax Berry, Grant Berry, Davis Blackwell and Mollie Blackwell.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in the chapel at Bass-Smith Funeral Home with Vicar Heather Langan officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.
The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service from 1 - 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of J.D. Asherbraner.