Billy Lee Ashley

ashely-billy-16-cropped-obit-picBilly 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.



  1. RIP to a very gentle and loving man.

    Kathleen Durham
    • I was a neighbor of Bill who grew up fellowshipping with the Ashleys, Howards, as dear friends. The Ashley family was one of the first families on Kirby Drive that welcomed new friends on the block. The Howards, Brozes, Keithkeys and Kings were
      all loved by my family.
      I lived on Kirby Drive from 1954 until 1970 when I married and moved away.
      The Ashley family will live on in my memory and on my heart for Billy (the son) and I were fishing buddies. Blessings to the family.
      Virgil Harper

      Virgil Harper

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