Ray Ashley LITTLEFIELD-Ray Ashley, 71 of Austin, Texas, and formerly of Lubbock, Texas, passed away Wednesday night April 24, 2013, at the Heart Hospital of Austin. Ray was born in Centralia, Illinois, in Aug. 1941, to Ray L. Ashley and Virginia Hoover Ashley. He was a graduate of Texas Tech University. Ray was retired from the Texas Health Department of Texas with 25 years of service. He was also a retired military veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. He served as a Navy hospital corpsman during the Vietnam War attached to the 1st Marine Division. Ray was preceded in death by his mother, father, and sister Phyllis. He is survived by his wife Judy of the home; sons, Richard Ashley and wife Rebecca of Summerville, S.C., Gregory Ashley and wife Suzanne of Shallowater, Texas; daughter, Angela Ashley of Austin, Texas; one sister, Nancy Richards of Pittsburg, CA; four grandchildren; Kathy Moeller and husband Kyle of Lubbock, Seth Ashley, Sierra Ashley, and Makayla Ashley; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Littlefield Memorial Park, Littlefield, Texas.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Apr. 29, 2013