ASHTON, John William, Sr., A graveside funeral service for John William Ashton Sr., 87, of Camden, S.C., will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Bermuda Memorial Park in Chester, Va.
John died Sunday, April 4, 2021. Born in Hopewell, Va., he was the son of the late James D. and Mabel Smith Ashton. John attended the University of South Carolina, where he played football for the Gamecocks, and went on to play professional football with the Green Bay Packers under Vince Lombardi. He served in the U.S. Army, was a member of Florence First Baptist Church and worked at Southeast Toyota and Gulf States Toyota, where he worked as the district sales manager.
John is survived by his son, John William "Jack" Ashton (Kirsten) of Sugarland, Texas; daughter, Jodie Belvin (Michael) of Camden, S.C.; grandchildren, Meridian Ashton of Sugarland, Texas, Sarah Conway (Michael) of Camden, S.C. and Daniel Ashton of Charlotte, N.C.; great-grandchild, Owen Conway of Camden, S.C.; and sister, Rosemarie Ashton of Henrico, Va.
Memorials may be made to Florence First Baptist Church, 300 S. Irby Street, Florence, S.C. 29501.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is assisting the family.
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Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on May 11, 2021.