Aug. 12, 1946 - March 13, 2005

BEDFORD - Donald Lee Ashley, 58, of 202048 Plaza Drive, Bedford, died at 1:37 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington.

Born August 12, 1946, in Bedford, he was the son of Morris and Lorene (Williams) Ashley. He married Jeanette Lewis March 31, 1972, and she died April 18, 2004.

Before his retirement, he had worked at Jackson Oil Co. and Kocolene Station in Bedford, and had owned Ashley's "76" Station in Oolitic. He attended First Church of the Nazarene in Bedford and was a member of the Bedford Moose Lodge.

Survivors include his mother, Lorene Ashley of Bedford; one daughter, Donna Taylor and her husband Shelby of Bedford; three sons: Kenny Ashley and Donnie Ashley and his wife Kristie, all of Tampa, Fla., and Darrin Ashley and his wife Tina of Fredericktown, Pa.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers: Larry Ashley of West Baden Springs, Dennis Ashley of Williams and Randy Ashley of Bedford; four sisters: Eva Robbins, Linda Webber, Patty Sanders and Sheila Tipton, all of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1993; his wife; and his grandparents.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 17, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home of Bedford, with Pastor Doyle Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens of Bedford. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home

 

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