Joedee Asbury was born December 8, 1960, in Ogden, Utah to Wylie and Sammy Asbury. Joedee enjoyed wrestling, he was on the Layton High School wrestling team and given the endearing team name Teddy Bear. He also loved fishing, hunting, and the mountains. Joedee loved life and people. He also enjoyed watching his football team, the awesome Denver Broncos. He cherished the time he spent with his son Cody, extended family, and friends. He loved it when his dad called his Toad as a nickname, they spent many good times together. He loved the time he spent with his brother and sister and testing his mother’s patience, to see if he could get a rise out of her. Joedee loved playing with friends and cousins and having his aunt Jeannine live right next door, that way he had more people to torture, and it was a place to hide out if one of the cousins was searching to pounce back on him.
Joedee’s biggest achievements were when he entered the world of arm wrestling, he became good enough to travel and enter arm wrestling tournaments. These tournaments took him as far as Russia to the Championships. Joedee played a small part in a movie called Revenge of the Ninja. He shared his light with all those he met giving them their own light to share with others. He gave others hope and strength they could have with the Lord by their side. He always told us that God dealt him this hand and he would play it until the end. God is miraculous and Joedee was one of his great masterpieces when it came to faith and loving life. He will greatly be missed and always loved, we will celebrate his life, as he walks pain-free to the outstretched loving and healing arms of his Heavenly Father. Joedee is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Joedee is survived by his son, Cody Asbury, mother; Sammy Asbury; brother, Shayne Asbury and sister, Angie Asbury. He is preceded in death by his father, Wylie Asbury.
Our thanks go out to the many hospitals, rehabs, hospice, and professionals that cared for Joedee’s medical needs with a kind heart. Thank you, Mom, Dad, and brother Shayne, for standing by me and Cody with unwavering love. I learned that the smallest of things made a big difference and if I didn’t tell you before, thank you. Thanks to Cody for standing endlessly by his dad and best friend with patience, love, and understanding, meeting his every need. Thank you to all his family and friends that showed your love and received his.
Joedee’s wishes were to be cremated, his ashes placed in an urn and returned to his son Cody Asbury. At Joedee’s request, no funeral service will be held. Instead, his request was for a celebration of his life, to live every day to its fullest, love life as he did, and share your light and Gods love with others. In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a donation to help with costs please send to: Shayne Asbury 1234 Nayon, Layton, Utah.