Jerry Ray Ashabranner, 65, of Manila, died Sunday, Nov. 01, 2009 at the Manila Nursing Center. He was born June 5, 1944 in Manila, to the late Roy Lee Ashabranner and Mary Dean. Mr. Ashabranner was of the Baptist faith, a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Manila, graduated from Manila High School in 1961, was an aircraft mechanic for many years, worked for Crafton Chemical Company, was an avid outdoorsman, loved horses and was a devoted father.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Patricia Hicks Ashabranner; two sons, Shon Ray Ashabranner and Christopher Lee Ashabranner and wife Sterling, all of Manila; a daughter, Felicia Brown and husband Stephen of Manila; a brother, Wayne Ashabranner of Manila; five grandchildren: Taylor Ann Piercy, Hunter Ray Ashabranner, Victoria Star Ashabranner, Kennedy Woodall and Bradey Woodall all of Manila.
Mr. Ashabranner was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service was held at Calvary Baptist Church under the direction of Faith Funeral Service.