Billy Lee Ashley, 86, a resident of La Marque for 67 years, passed away Friday, October 7, 2016, in La Marque. Billy was born August 15, 1930, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, to Alvin and Mary Marie Ashley. He was a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. He worked for Monsanto / Sterling, as a chief operator, for 42 years and never missed a day of work. Billy is preceded in death by his parents, by his wife and childhood sweetheart of 66 years, Loretta Ashley; daughter, Tammy Marie Crenshaw, son, Billy Raymond Ashley, great granddaughters Bailey Self and Emily Funkhouser. He is survived by his sister, Jo Ann Donathan, daughter, Sandra Kaye Ashley and son, Gerald Lee Ashley, daughters-in-law Donna Ashley and Fan Lin Ashley; grandchildren, Steven Ashley, Randy Ashley, Stephanie Funkhouser, Jeremy Ashley, Christopher Ashley, Thirty Lacy, Ninety Lacy, Twenty Stevenson and Suzanne Maxwell and numerous great grandchildren. Billy was a friend to everyone he met. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 5:00PM till 8:00PM at the Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, TX. Services will be Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:00AM at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in La Marque with Father Bob Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Park East in Webster, Texas. Pallbearers will be Steven Ashley, Randy Ashley, Jeremy Ashley, Bruce Keithley, Thirty Lacy and Ninety Lacy.