Thursday, Jun 29, 2017
- 8 p.m.
Forsyth Memorial Park
3771 Yadkinville Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Friday, Jun 30, 2017
Feb 09, 1931 - Jun 28, 2017
Monroe "Pinky" Ashley, 86, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. He was born February 9, 1931 to the late Thomas and Ethel Curry Ashley. He was preceded in death by a brother Tom Ashley, sister Pat Moore, and mother-in-law Frances Gilbert.
He was honorably discharged in 1954 from the U.S. Navy and loved to watch racing. He was a former Boy Scout leader and retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company after 31 years of service. After retirement Pinky worked for Horns Garage. He loved driving his boat and loved water skiing. He was a member of Stokesdale Baptist Church in Stokesdale, NC.
He is survived by his wife Nancy Gilbert Ashley and three daughters: Donna (Joel) Groce, Teresa (Joel) Marion, and Mary Beth (Neal) Sizemore; four grandchildren: Amber (Joe) Swagger, Ashley Sizemore, Sydney Marion, John Marion; and two great-grandchildren: Clayton and Mallory Swagger.
A graveside memorial service will be held on Friday, June 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Forsyth Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at their home Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Shoals, NC. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Beulahland Baptist Church, 3187 Old Hwy 52 S, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041.
Online condolences may be made to www.salemfh.com.
Melisa G. Jessup
Mary Beth, Neal, Ashley and Tanner:
My heart goes out to you in the loss of your father and grandfather. Please know you are close in my thoughts and prayers now and in the days to come. May you find comfort through God's promises.
God strengthens us by giving us the "power beyond what is normal" to make it through each passing day. Psalm 46:1 says: "God is our refIuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress". Isaiah 26:4b: "In the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength". (KJV) Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7) jw.org
Nancy, Just wanted to let you know that you are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Love you.