April 1, 1933 - September 3, 2016
Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10-11 a.m. at Moreland Funeral Home
Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 11:30 a.m., Moreland Funeral Home
Richard Dwight “Dick” Ashley, age 83, passed away in his home Saturday morning, September 3, 2016, after a brave and hard fought battle with numerous ailments. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on April 1, 1933 to Reuben A. and Cleo A. Ashley. He is survived by his lifelong sweetheart and loving wife of 62 years, Shirley J. Ashley; devoted son and daughter, Richard A. and Vicki A. (Brett) McCann; 3 adoring grandchildren, Meghan, Colton, and Carson; sister, JoAnn Rinehart; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters, Winnie (Werner) and Virginia (Dawson). Dick was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was a graduate of Linden McKinley High School. A proud member of the Linden Masonic Lodge #637 F & AM and was scheduled to receive his 60 year pin in May of 2017. He coached the Clintonville Boys Association (CBA) boy’s basketball 11-12 year old Indian Springs teams from 1969-1972, and baseball teams in the North Columbus Intramural League (NCIL) from 1972-1974, coaching the Pony League championship team in 1974. Dick was a diligent and tireless worker, beginning at the age of 12 at Model Dairy. Dick worked at the Jeffrey’s Manufacturing Company and then North American Rockwell until hiring on with Western Electric where he apprenticed and became a certified Journeyman Machinist. He joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and worked the 3rd shift for 30 plus years until retiring in 1992. He enjoyed golf, and while golfing in the Western Electric golf league, he recorded a hole in one on the 11th hole at the Willow Run Golf Club. After retirement he worked part-time for over 20 years as the locker room attendant at the New Albany County Club. He was beloved by the members for his work ethic, endless one liners, and quick witted quips. What he loved most was spending time with his family, whether it was camping, playing games, doing chores, or just watching a movie. Friends may call at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 East Schrock Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081, Saturday from 10-11 a.m., Masonic Service from 11-11:30 a.m.,Celebration of Life Service at 11:30 a.m., Rev. Susan Kyser, officiating. A special thank you to Dr. Arnold P. Good, MD, FACC for the gift of extending his time with us. Dick was the model husband, father, friend and provider. For all who got the opportunity to know him, their lives were left much brighter.