Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Obituaries

May 16, 2014

Donald Richard Ashley

 Donald Richard Ashley, 71, of Chatfield went to his heavenly home on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Tri Sun Care Center in Corsicana. He was born Oct. 6, 1942 in Oplin, Texas to Ival Ashley and Mae Ellison.

He met the love of his life, Patsy Cofield in Rice, Texas in 1957 and they were married on May 21, 1962 and made their home in Hawley, Texas and later moving to Chatfield. He worked for Quality Logistics and retired in 2005. He loved to fish, do woodworking and enjoyed listening to his bluegrass music. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and uncle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ival and Mae Ashley; brothers, Carl and Pete Ashley; and sisters, Margie Taylor, Ruthie Ashley and Sue Ashley.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patsy Ashley; daughter, Loretta Ashley Arnold of Ennis; grandchildren, Jared Arnold of Ennis and Jesica Arnold of Huntsville; sisters, Shirley Ashley and Wanda Rice both of Chatfield; brother, Joe Ashley of Seagoville; numerous nieces, nephews, and good friends.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 19, 2014 at the New Chatfield Cemetery with the Rev. Kevin Diggs officiating. Interment will follow in New Chatfield Cemetery.

An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Donald Richard Ashley obituary.

 

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