Benny Gene Asher

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Benny Gene Asher

  • Birth 30 Jul 1946 Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
  • Death 11 Jan 2010 Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Durango, Falls County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 46735854

Information submitted by sister.

Benny Gene Asher, 63, of Waco, passed away Monday, January 11th. Graveside services will be 3 pm Monday, January 18th at Union Cemetery, family friend Rev Eddie Perry Johnson officiating.

Gene was born on July 30, 1946 in Waco, Texas. As a boy he loved the old southwest, and had the passion to learn how things worked. He would pretend to be a cowboy or an Indian, traveling to new places searching for new adventures. Or, he was a scientist taking things apart and putting them back together.

During his early teenage years it became obvious that he was a natural born mechanic like his father. He loved modifying his '57 Chevy to make it go faster and faster.

In 1964, Gene joined the Navy. He sailed from California, to Hawaii, and to other exotic ports such as Japan and the Philippines. He served during the Vietnam War as a signalman aboard the USS Coral Sea. His heroism earned him the Bronze Star, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon.

Throughout Gene's life, he continued his love to travel to the southwest and his desire to work on all things mechanical and electrical. He worked for the government as an engineer and retired with numerous awards and honors.

He is preceded in death by his father Bennie Asher.

Gene is survived by his son, mother, three sisters, several nephews and nieces, and his Aunts, Ann and Joye. Forever in our hearts, your loving family will miss you each and everyday.

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  • Originally Created by: Scooterbaby
  • Added: 15 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46735854
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