John D. Ashley Sr.

John D. Ashley, Sr., 67, formerly of Preble County, of Tipp City, passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 29, 2013 surrounded by his family.

Born in Breathitt County, KY, he was a son of the late Woodrow & Lora (Campbell) Ashley. John worked as a block and brick mason from an early age, working in Ohio, Indiana, and many other states. He served with the Army National Guard and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers and sisters Ova Ashley, Cecil Ashley, Marie Roope and Woodrow Junior Ashley.

He is survived by wife Betty B. (Brannon) Ashley, whom he married Feb. 5, 1964; son & daughter-in-law John D., Jr. and Rebecca Ashley of Christiansburg; daughter & son-in-law Brandy & Ryan Barko of Tipp City; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters and brother Dorothy Webb of Vandalia; Ada Grubb of West Alexandria; Ora Ashley of West Milton; Mary Jo Brannon of Eaton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A gathering for both family and friends is scheduled from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Robert L. Crooks Funeral Center at Preble Memory Gardens, 3377 U.S. 35, West Alexandria. Online condolences may be sent to

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