The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville announces the death of Mr. Albert L. Asher, age 88 who after an extended illness was finally released to his heavenly home early Sunday morning, February 24, 2013.
He was a loving husband to Dorothy, brother to Mary Lou and Jim, brother-in-law to their spouses and brother-in-law to the Wood family: Leslie, Martha, Delmer, Roger, Mary Ellen, Jimmy and their spouses, Uncle Bert to all their children, father to Glenn and Sue, father-in-law to Cindy, Grandfather to Doug, Jerrod, Aimee & her husband Trace, Jenna and Adam & his wife Erin. GGpapa to a dozen children who will be his lasting memorial as they carry on his legacy of a hardworking, self -sacrificing Christian man. He left many friends who loved him well, in particular, Wanda Patterson of Blue Ridge, GA. Neighbors here in the hollow will think of him and remember a man who loved living here and drove his little Boston Terrier around in a golf cart, stopping to visit anyone who was out and about.
He was born in the house, William Albert Asher built for his bride Edna in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. After returning home to Oklahoma after World War II where he was interred by the Germans as a POW at the Battle of the Bulge, he carried on his father's career in the oilfield. He worked for only one company that had many names from the time he began work in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 17 til his retirement in 1985 in Crane, Texas: Tidal Pipeline, Tidewater Oil Company, Getty Oil, Texaco and Chevron.
His Christmas card list remains active with many of these oilfield friends who have graciously kept up with him in his many post retirement meanderings.
He was a quiet, private man who asked for little in life and in death asks only that "you do what you need to do" to remember him. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.