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Robert "Junior" Luther Ashley

Robert Luther Ashley, Jr., 91, resident of 55 Bowen Ford Rd. husband of Doris Murdock Ashley passed away Wednesday July 6, 2016 at Anderson Area Medical Center.

Born in Abbeville County SC he was a son of the late Robert Luther Ashley and Eunice Smith Ashley.

Junior was a 1953 graduate of Clemson University with a BS Degree in Agricultural Agronomy. He retired after 40 years of service from USS Agri-Chemicals. Junior proudly served his country during World War II with the US Navy. He was also known as a diehard Clemson fan.

He was a loyal and faithful member of Mount Bethel Baptist Church where he was a member of the Kay McCurry Sunday School Class. He and his wife Doris where members of the Happy Agers Senior Citizens Group of the church. He was active in community service being a member of the North Augusta Lions Club. He also enjoyed playing golf with his friends. On June 26, 2016 he and Doris along with family celebrated 68 years of marriage.

The Ashley family would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the Doctors, nurses and staff at Iva Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center for the loving care their father received. Also thanks to his special friend Ron Brock and his caregiver Sonja Scott.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 68 years of the home; a daughter Anita White (Trip) of Weaverville, NC; three grandsons Iler, Josh and Ben White; and two great-grandsons Jack and Evan White.

A daughter Angie Ashley, a sister Elizabeth Crawford and three brothers Robert Jennings, Buck and Smith Ashley preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday July 9, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church. The burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday July 8, 2016 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home. The family is at the home 55 Bowen Ford Rd.

Memorials in memory of Junior may be made to The Mt. Bethel Baptist Church Happy Agers, 2603 Due West Hwy. Belton, SC 29627.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Friday, July 08, 2016
6:00 -8:00 PM


Mt. Bethel Baptist Church
2603 Due West Hwy
Belton, SC  29627
Saturday, July 09, 2016
3:00 PM


Mt. Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Belton
2603 Due West Hwy
Belton ,  SC  29627

Memorial Contributions

Mt. Bethel BC Happy Agers
2603 Due West Hwy
Bolton, SC 29627

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Anita, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. May you and your mother find peace and comfort during this difficult time. I hope the sweet memories you have of him and the promise of him in Heaven will give you a comfort. May the love you feel from friends and family surround you. Love, Carol and Terry

Carol McCrary Jul 25 2016 12:00 AM

Anita and family,I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious daddy, father-in-law, and grandfather. I know how blessed you have felt to have such a wonderful daddy and I know he felt the same way to have you as his daughter! I know these past 6 months have been hard, but I am so thankful that you have been right by his side every step of the way. You are an amazing person!! Treasure all of your precious memories...they are priceless!! Don't forget that I am always here for you!! All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers daily. May God bless each of you in a very special way. Love you and miss you so much!! Love, Julie, Chris, Dylan, and Emily

Julie Barnwell Jul 9 2016 12:00 AM

Anita and Family,We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your daddy. We know that you will miss him terribly, but he will always be with you! We are sending lots of love and prayers your way every day - Ciara sends extra big hugs (she has really missed those and can't wait to give you one in person). We love you!

Christy, Keith, Ciara and Kaden Reason Jul 9 2016 12:00 AM

Anita and family,I am saddened to hear the loss of your father and the pain you must be feeling. I will be thinking of you and your family.

Tilda Hayes Jul 8 2016 12:00 AM

Anita, I am so sorry for your loss. You are such a loving and caring daughter. You, your mother and all of your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Joy Icenhower Jul 8 2016 12:00 AM

Anita, I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of love to you!Rebecca

Rebecca Gillespie Jul 7 2016 12:00 AM

Hi Anita, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. The date of his death is exactly 11 months after my dad's death. And it seems like, just yesterday, you sent me the sweetest e-mail! It meant so much to hear from you during that sad, sad time. I know the last 6 months have not been easy. But the love and devotion you've shown both of your parents will ALWAYS serve as a reminder of just how much they mean to you....and you to them. 68 years of marriage.....wow! Please know you are in my thoughts,Cary

Cary Christopher Jul 7 2016 12:00 AM

Anita and Family,I was saddened to hear about the passing of your father. You are such a strong person and have been for a while now and keep in mind that God always has a plan. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time and the many months to come. Much Love,Lisa McAbee

Lisa McAbee Jul 7 2016 12:00 AM

Anita, I am so very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I will be keeping you and your family close in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love, peace and comfort to you all!

Angie Hawkins Jul 7 2016 12:00 AM

Anita,I am deeply saddened by the news of your father's passing. My heart felt condolences to you and your family.

Denise King Jul 7 2016 12:00 AM

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