Asa Z. Paschall was born on Sept. 1, 1947, to Asa G. and Tishia Maye Paschall. He went very peacefully home on Nov. 29, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his wife and children.
Funeral services are under the direction of Ballard Funeral home and will be held Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at 11 a.m., at First Assembly of God Church officiated by his brother the Rev. Terry Paschall, with burial following in South Park Cemetery. Visitation will be at Ballard Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, from 3 to 5 p.m.
He is survived by his wife of almost 44 years Judy Paschall; his son Asa and wife Kjersten Paschall, of Rio Rancho; and his daughter Melissa and husband Robbie DeRosier, of Roswell; his grandchildren, Keith Jones, Trevor Paschall, Camille Paschall and Samantha DeRosier; his sisters, Betty and husband Claudie Housewright, and Gwen Reed; his brothers, Bennie and wife Cathy Paschall, and Terry and wife LuLu Paschall; brothers-in-law, Tim and Steve Smith; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Loretta Thockmorton; and his brothers-in-law, Burton Reed and Lonnie Smith.
Asa was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Roswell. He was an electronics engineer and retired in 2003 from Christmas by Krebs, where he served as a production supervisor. He loved working on electronics and on cars. He was passionate about his music. He played the guitar, the drums, the piano and sang. He spent much of his spare time working outside tending to the lawn and picking up pecans in his backyard. Before the age of cell phones, his hobby was CB radios and he talked on his CB almost every day. He was known for his compassionate and giving heart.
He frequently made personal sacrifices to help others. He often ministered to people in hospitals, nursing homes and jails and served many in need of comfort.
He served in the U.S. Navy from Oct. 26, 1967, to Oct. 12, 1973. It was in the Navy that he received his training in electronics, which was his elected career path. He loved the sea and signed up for additional service after his mandatory two years of service were complete.
He will be remembered as a man who loved his God, family, country and anyone he took in as family. Although he will be missed by those who loved him, we all know he’s celebrating in his rejuvenated body on the Streets of Gold.
Pallbearers will be his friends, Joe Elmore, Bobby Bonham, Doyle Washi-check, Ronnie Collins, Danny Sons, and Tim Fuller (representing his dad Ornell Fuller).
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.