Fred Ashley Sr. (1920 - 2018)

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On July 14, 2018, Fred Ashley, Sr., of Charlotte, NC, transitioned peacefully after a brief illness at the age of 98. He was born on March 15, 1920 in Williston, SC. He resided in Norwalk, CT for many years until 2012 when he and Elsie moved to the Queen City of Charlotte, NC. He was the owner of Ashley Refuse Service, multiple businesses, and Real Estate properties. Fred was kind, generous, and assisted many in need. He enjoyed gardening, sharing his wisdom, telling jokes and sharing his stories with his infectious smile, but most of all he loved his family immensely.

His loving wife of 72 years, Elsie May Ashley; his parents, Carey and Daisy; and his siblings, Leona Brown, Hinmon Ashley, Eddie Ashley, and Claudine Wilson all preceded him in death.

Fred leaves his three children, Fred Ashley, Jr. (Elizabeth) of Norwalk, CT; Lorraine Ashley-Wilkinson of Charlotte, NC; and Yvonne Ashley Galiber (Dante) of St. Croix, USVI; five grandchildren, Frederick Lewis Ashley III, John Christopher Ashley, Nicole Ashley Wilkinson, Natalie Lewis Wilkinson, and Dominique Ashley Galiber; eight great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, send donations to his daughter, Yvonne. Please address your donation to: Yvonne Ashley Galiber, Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation (YAGF, Inc), P.O. Box 356, Christiansted, VI 00821.


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Published in Charlotte Observer on Aug. 11, 2018
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