Johnny R. Ashley, Sr.

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Johnny R. Ashley, Sr., 76, of Waco, went to meet the Lord on Friday, December 13, 2013, surrounded by his loved ones, at Providence Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10am, Tuesday, December 17, at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel, 5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr, Waco. Visitation is from 5-7pm, Monday, December 16, also at the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Johnny was born to William and Lera (Prince) Ashley on June 29, 1937, in Waco. He married Sandra Sweeney, and in September of this year they celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. Johnny worked as a machinist for 42 years, retiring from Marathon Aerospace. Johnny was known for his heart of gold, friendly smile, and he was the type of man who never met a stranger. In his lifetime, he was an avid fisherman and hunter, with a love for all animals, especially his dogs, most notably, Buddy. Johnny was an excellent husband, father and grandfather, and enjoyed quality time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and youngest son, Billy Lucas.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Sandra; four sons, Johnny Alan and wife, Lisa, of Quitman, Johnny Ashley, Jr. and wife, Teresa, of Academy, Ben Lucas and wife, Shari, of Weatherford, and Jim Lucas and wife, Lisa of Midland; 16 grandkids; five great-grandkids; brother, Billy Ashley and wife, DD of Burnet; sister, Wanda L. Willis of Waco; and many other dear family members and friends.

Pallbearers are Dave William, Cole Lucas, Nick Lucas, Melvin Dotson Jr., Rodney Barnes, Mike Adams, Dustin Kelm, and Justin Grabenstein.

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  1. Sorry to hear about your Dad. Praying for your family.

  2. Carla Rowlee & Family

    Sandra & Family
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    John was such a special man!
    He was a good friend who cared about what was happening in your life & your family! I know you will carry around all the love & memories in your hearts forever! He will be dearly missed by all who knew & loved him!We will be praying you have peace & comfort in the days ahead!

  3. charlotte devereaux

    I am so sorry to read of your loss. You have my deepest sympathy and prayers. Grief can be so hard during day to day living, but our special memories help us cope with our loss. Talking can be a helpful release. Jehovah God will soon remove all death and suffering from mankind forever. Revelation 21:3,4. I hope knowing this will bring you some comfort.

  4. Larry & Carol Dickmander

    Jim and Lisa,

    Carol and I wish to extend our sympathy to you and your family.

    May the God of all comfort be with you during this time and give you His peace through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


    Carol and Larry Dickmander

  5. Mr.Ashley! I will miss you and your smile so much! I always loved to see you and Sandra come to the clinic! Your smiling down on us now! We will miss you!

  6. Mark and Ann Machen

    Your are in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you and provide peace and understanding. We are very sorry for your loss.

    Mark and Ann

  7. I am so sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. All of my love, thoughts and prayers are with you, Sandra.
    God Bless You and your family.

  8. Jim,

    I am deeply sorry for the loss of your dad. We are praying for you and your family during this difficult time of the year to have your dad’s funeral.

    Peace my friend,

    Sean & Darla Patty

  9. Terry Taylor Family

    we are sorry for your loss brother.

  10. Our hearts cry out alongside of yours. Praying you will be very aware of God holding you at this time. We love you.

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