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Community Members react to Joplin Business owners Boating death

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The community surrounding Joplin are still mourning over the loss of two business owners from the area.

Carl Junction chamber of commerce president Gary Stubblefield was just one of many people who worked with business owners 47 year old Jeff Asbell.     

Asbell and 39 year old Joplin resident Bradley Smith died in a boating accident on Lake Cumberland near Monticello Kentucky Saturday afternoon.  

Asbell leaves behind and excavating and trucking industry, while smith leaves behind a power company.

Stubblefield says the community is praying for both families, and that they have lost two great people.

"He lived hard and played hard. He also had a lot of planes, and the power boats were his new toy. And yeah, boating was his new obsession. Right now its still just settling in, and of course everyone is praying for the family of both Jeff and Brad and will continue to do so " he says.

There is still no word on funeral arrangements for the men.

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