William Harold "Bill" Ashby
1936 - 2021
Ashby, William Harold "Bill"

August 19, 1936 - February 12, 2021

Mr. William Harold "Bill" Ashby, 84, passed away February 12, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. He was born August 19, 1936, in Stokes County to the late Early William Ashby and Elsie Woods Ashby. Bill proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and was a member of Shattalon Church of Christ. He was an avid gardener, growing and sharing vegetables and roses with many. Bill loved music and "talent scouting" for Roy's Folks. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Marianne W. Ashby and a brother, Paul Dean Ashby and his wife, Jean. He is survived by two daughters, Andrea Ashby of Raleigh and Rebecca L. Ashby of Winston-Salem; four siblings: Fran Sevits (George) of Sanford, Elwood Ashby of Walkertown, Ray Ashby (Ann) of Winston-Salem, and Ron Ashby (Helga) of Tupelo, MS; nephews, Tim Ashby, Andy Ashby, Randy Wood, and Bill Sevits; nieces: Deanna Sevits, Amanda Belding, and Allison Edwards; special friend, Mary Lawson; and a host of cousins and friends. A private graveside service will be conducted for the family. Following COVID-19 and current health guidelines, the family will hold a large Celebration of Life to honor Bill, at a later date. Hayworth-Miller Rural Hall Chapel.

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Published by Winston-Salem Journal on Feb. 14, 2021.
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I was so sorry to hear of Mr.Ashby's passing. I have been friends with Rebecca for over 30 years and my heart goes out to all who knew her dad, but especially to Andrea and Rebecca.
Deanna Bridgwood
February 16, 2021
Dave and Bill enjoyed fellowship at The Stokes Family Y. Good Buddies '1936 models', as Dave referred to their friendship. I remember Bill as one of God's servants, honorable gentleman. He will be missed.
David and Ramona McGowen
February 15, 2021
So sorry to learn of the passing of Bill. Loved reading his articles on facebook and listening to him talk. Bill will surely be missed. A void for those remaining; but, our loss is his eternal gain.
Jane Mabe
February 15, 2021
Andrea and Rebecca, My memories of William and Marianne will forever be treasured. May your memories comfort you and bring strength, healing, and peace.
Aleise Jessup and Husband
February 15, 2021
Truly a great man and Christ follower!
Bonnie and Joe Snider
February 14, 2021