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Melvin Joseph Asay

(Sept. 20, 1949 - June 3, 2014)

Melvin Joseph Asay of Clarksville, Tenn., died in Nashville after a very short illness on June 3, 2014. He was 64.  

He was born in Lovell on Sept. 20, 1949. Melvin grew up in Byron and graduated from Byron High School.  

Melvin loved his family and friends very much and was very loved by them all. Affectionately known to many of his friends and grandchildren as “cowboy” or “the old cowboy,” Melvin will be missed by all.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, H. Clifton and Florence Richeson Asay, brother David, sister Julie Asay Collings and granddaughter Kylie Grace.

Melvin is survived by his children: Cory, Amy Asay Davis (Terrence), Dusty (Tanaya) and Hilary Asay LaFord. He is also survived by his 11 grandchildren: Austin Alford, Tyler Asay, Sierra Salinas, Landon Asay, Rian Beckley, Connor Asay, Jeffrey LaFord, Jazmyn Keller, Caelan Asay, Dakoda LaFord and Charles Asay.

Melvin is also survived by brothers and sisters: Kathleen Asay Bartlett (Henry), Stephen (Christy), Elna Asay Shoji, Adell Asay Woolf, Susan Asay Mathis (Harvey), Donald (Marilyn) and Thomas.

Services will be held Saturday, June 21, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Byron at 1 p.m.

Memorial donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in memory of Melvin J. Asay. Visit for more information.

1 comment

  • posted by Christy Johnson

    June 14, 2014 7:12 pm

    For those that had the pleasure of meeting pop's u surley had favor n God's eyes. He was a grand paw to Jake & lit Scottie, a father to Scott and my best friend as well as my "pops"!! He enriched our lives, taught us lessons, gave us comfort, made us laugh, and told best stories ever told. I have faith he's with our lord and that's what I tell myself 2/3 times a day when phone rings and I'm expecting to hear him, or when the storms start, and I'm waiting. He's been such a huge part of our lives for so long, it's almost unbearable to think of no longer seeing or hearing him. WE JUST KNOW WE ARE AMAZINGLY BLESSED TO OF HAD HIM AT ALL!!! THANK U,WE LOVE U POPS, U WILL BE MISSED!!!

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