Mr. Jerry Lynn Ashley

BURLINGTON - Jerry Lynn Ashley, 56, of 2334 Melrose Ave. arrived at the end of his journey on this earth Monday, May 12, 2014, after an extended illness. Jerry displayed grace and dignity during his painful fight, smiling and joking until his last hour.
Jerry was a skilled machinist and was employed at Custom Enterprise. Jerry possessed a wonderful affinity for all things mechanical and he was forever willing to share his energy and ability with others in need. As the youngest locksmith ever accepted into the North Carolina Locksmith Association, he was well known as "The Lock Doc" and worked with his grandfather at Sides Locksmith for many years. He was a talented musician and drummer sharing his lifelong love of music with all who knew him. Jerry was also the master of thousands of jokes and thrived on making people smile.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Roger Ashley; grandparents, James Jordan Ashley and Mattie Y. Ashley, Samuel Hoke Sides and Macie Whitten Sides.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Ella Catoe Ashley of the home; his mother, Marie Ashley Jones, (Clarence) of Burlington; brother Danny Ashley; sister Donna Ashley Marlowe (Steve); sons, Joseph Faulk Ashley (Melanie), Andrew Ashley (Paris); stepsons, Joseph Honeycutt of Myrtle Beach, Robbie Honeycutt of Burlington and Mathew Litman of Graham; stepdaughter Nicole Pickard (Adam); grandchildren Vanessa, Angelica, Joseph, Tori and Vance Ashley, Martin, Haley, Cameron, Robbie Jr. Jorden, Elijah Honeycutt, Cameron and Gabriel McBane, and Caleb Shingleton; nephews, Jacob and Dylan Marlowe.
The family wishes to thanks lifelong friends Lynn Dean, Roger Thompson, and Mike Fryer for their love, care, and support of Jerry and Ella during this difficult time. Thanks go out to so many friends who offered love and support throughout his illness.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday May 15, 2014, at the McClure Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Joyner officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 until service time on Thursday at McClure Funeral Home in Graham, and other times at the residence of the family.
Condolences may be offered at

Funeral Home

McClure Funeral Service - Graham
1030 S Main Street  Graham, NC 27253
(336) 227-2711

Published in from May 13 to May 14, 2014