James H. Ashford
SPRINGFIELD, IL - James H. Ashford, 82, departed this life on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at his residence.
He was born April 11, 1932, in Ethel, Miss., the son of Lulabelle Carr and Ulysses Ashford. He married Margaret Atcherson on July 6, 1972. Mr. Ashford was a truck driver at Wrecked Cars for many years. He retired from Wrecked Cars in 1982.
He attended St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lulabelle Carr and Ulysses Ashford, and sister, Johnnie Marie Ashford.
He leaves to cherish memories, his loving wife of 42 years, Margaret Ashford; sons: Rodney Sr., Tony and James Ashford, all of Springfield, Ill.; stepsons: Roger, Steve and Andy Scott; daughter, Barbara Ashford of Springfield, Ill.; brother, Sonny Ashford of Compton, Calif.; 23 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at 10 a.m. at Walker Funeral Services, 2300 E. Cook St., Springfield, IL 62703, to caravan to the cemetery at 10:30 a.m. No other services will be held.
Arrangements were entrusted to Walker Funeral Services in Springfield, Ill.
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