Larry Asby

Published 4:32 pm Friday, August 15, 2008

By Staff
CHESAPEAKE, VA. — Larry Asby, 67, died Aug. 9, 2008, after a courageous battle with emphysema.
Born in Plymouth, N.C., he was the son of the late Harold Edison Asby and Belia Mae Asby. Larry was a U.S. Marine and served two tours in Vietnam. He later retired from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves after 30 years of service. He devoted much of his life to the Boy Scouts of America, where he served on the Tidewater Council, earned the distinguished Silver Beaver Award, and mentored many young men to become Eagle Scouts. He also received the Vigil Award, Order of the Arrow, District Award of Merit and the Elizabeth River Service Award numerous times. He was Commissioner of the Year, an original starter of the Webeloree, Legends of Council, assistant Scout master for Troop No. 6 and No. 413 and assistant district commander for the Elizabeth River Council.
Larry is survived by two adult children, Dawn M. McElroy of Pensacola, Fla., and Benjamin H. Asby of Chesapeake, Va., and their mother, Patti Pluess of Chesapeake, Va.; three grandchildren; brothers, Earl Asby, Homer Asby and John Al Asby; and sisters, Brenda Wright and Linda Collins.
The graveside service was conducted at 11 a.m. Aug. 13, 2008, in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Charles L. Moseley officiated.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1032 Heatherwood Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. Friends are invited to send condolences and sign the online guestbook at
Arrangements were by Oman Funeral Home &Crematory, Chesapeake, Va.