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John Robert Ashley

November 21, 1943 May 11, 2003
John Robert Ashley
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John Ashley, age 59, of Altus, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2003, at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. John was born November 21, 1942, in Olustee, Oklahoma to Fred Ashley and Margaret (Simmons) Ashley. He lived and attended school in Olustee for many years. He joined the United States Army where he served for two years before being honorably discharged. On August 13, 1971, John and Susie Pfaff were united in marriage at Wellington, Texas. John was the owner and operator of Movieland Video in Mangum. he also farmed and raised cattle in this area.

John was very involved with the youth. He sponsored the Mangum Football Team and his nephews at Altus speedway for several years and was known in the area as "Uncle Johnny". John's favorite pastime was rebuilding his 1982 S10 Pickup. John was totally devoted to his family and was always ready with a story that allowed him to brag on his "kids". John was affiliated with the First Baptist Church of Olustee and with anything involving children.

John was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Robin Diane Boyd; and one brother, Lloyd Ervin Ashley.

He is lovingly survived by his wife, Susie Ashley of the home in Altus; by two sons, Christopher Shawn Ashley and John Robert Ashley, Jr., both of Tomonopah, Arizona; two daughters, Sherri Leigh Bergan, also of Tononopah, Arizona, and Kathy Harper and her husband, Chris of Mangum, Oklahoma; three sisters, Freda Lou Ashley of Altus, Oklahoma, Jaynelle Cash and husband, Ed, of Oklahoma City, and Jo Ellen Williams of Bradenton, Florida; eight grandchildren, Matthew Tate, Bryanna Bergan, Brendon Boyd, Megan Ashley, Jessica Ashley, Joshua Ashley, J.J. Ashley, and Lexie Guerrero; nephews, Andy Welch and family, David Welch and family, Mike Cash and family, and Russel Cash and family; special friends, Bob and Shirley Petkoff and many other relatives and friends.

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