Bobby Joe Ashabranner

Friday, January 24, 2020

Bobby Joe Ashabranner, 71, of West Helena, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Oct. 6, 1948, in Buckhannon, W. Vir, to the late Elsie and H.C “Cutter” Ashabranner. Mr. Ashabranner retired the first of the year, after working for D.B.G Enterprises for over 40 years. He was also a veteran.

He is survived by his four daughters, Donna Johnson (Tim) of Fayetteville, Lisa Wheeler (Lyle) of West Helena, Deb Johnston (Randy) of Helena and Ashly Ashabranner of Georgia; son, Bobby Ashabranner of Georgia; three grandchildren, Chad Faulkner, Jillian Lewis, and Mollie Lewis; nephew, Logan Ashabranner; niece, Gina Ashabranner; a host of other family and friends and his beloved dog, Buck.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Evelyn Marie Ashabranner; parents; brother, Clyde “Sammy” Ashabranner.

A celebration of life for Mr. Ashabranner will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, from 3-5 p.m., at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Helena. Immediately following will be a toast to Bobby from 5-7 p.m., at the Helena County Club in Helena. Everyone is welcome.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Desoto School Athletic Department, P.O. Box 2807, West Helena, Ark. 72390 or to The Humane Society of the Delta, P.O. Box 3218, West Helena, Ark. 72390.

Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571. Relatives and friends may sign the online guestbook at