***COURTESY OBITUARY*** Paul Allen Asher, age 58, of Salem, Arkansas, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020. Born Saturday, January 20, 1962, at the Frontier Nursing Service in Hyden, Kentucky, he was the son of Christine Asher Howard and the late Carlo B. Asher. Paul lived in Hyden through his 2nd grade of elementary school. Paul graduated from Xavier University, where he majored in English. Paul and was a talented painter and enjoyed reading and writing poetry. Paul was of the Catholic faith and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and camping in his spare time. One of his outdoor adventures allotted him the opportunity to hike the Appalachian Trail for three months. Paul leaves behind his mother, Christine Asher Howard of Somerset, Kentucky; two sisters, Dana Asher Tennill (David) of Hyden, and Rhonda Asher Siegel (Timothy) of Centerville, Indiana; two nephews; and one niece. Paul was preceded in death by his father, Carlo B. Asher; and two brothers, Orville Asher and Robert Asher. Cremation Rites were honored by Barker Funeral Home in Salem, Arkansas. A Private Memorial Graveside Service & Burial will be held Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Double Springs Cemetery in Waynesburg, Kentucky. Memorial Contributions suggested to The Salvation Army USA, 615 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22313. Barnett, Demrow & Friend Funeral Home, Waynesburg, Kentucky, is entrusted with Paul’s Graveside Service & Burial. Guest Book at www.friendfuneralhomes.com.