Thomas L. Ashley

Canton – Thomas L. Ashley, 66, of Canton, passed away at 5:10 PM on Sunday, July 2, 2017 in Canton. He was born on May 17, 1951 in Canton, the son of Charles and Donna (Van Liew) Ashley. He married the love of his life, LuAnne Miles, on May 30, 1992 at Wiley Lutheran Church in Ellisville. She Survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Cory (Carrie) Ashley and Zachary (Kim) Ashley; four sisters, Lynn (Michael) Kozubal of Tucson, AZ, Deborah (John) Bates of Canton, Patrice (David) Edgar of Troy, IL, and Beth Ashley of Tucson, AZ; one brother, Donald (Marty) Ashley of Tucson, AZ; four grandchildren, Bryant Ashley, Tucker Ashley, Will Ashley, and Ava Ashley; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Milissa Ashley, Cheryl Hilton, and Pam Neely, and one brother, Mitchell Ashley.

Thomas retired from the Canton School District. He had a passion for motorcycles and enjoyed his beloved dog Jasmine.

Thomas served as a helicopter gunner in the Vietnam War with the United States Army.

Graveside services will be at Shields Chapel Cemetery in rural Canton on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM with military honors. Rev.David Meader will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded though Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. To leave online condolences please visit

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12 Responses to Thomas L. Ashley

  1. Brett Brown says:

    Praying and thinking of you. I liked Tom a lot.

  2. Jeane and Art Ossman says:

    I am feeling so very sad for you. I know that you loved him so dearly and I remember your beautiful wedding . I also remember in our conversations how you spoke so lovingly of Tom. It brings tears to my eyes to think about how you must be feeling. We are praying for you. I send you love and thoughts to support you forever. Miss Jeane

  3. David Howell says:

    So sorry for your loss.From your dad,Verlin Miles,and family.

  4. peggy lisenbee says:

    So sorry to read of Tom’s passing. Sending warm thoughts and prayer. Hugs

  5. peggy lisenbee says:

    Sending warm thoughts and prayers your way. Hugs

  6. Bill Davis says:

    We were teenage friends with a lot of memories and good times with Tommy and his family.Sorry to here he has passed.

  7. Barb Grzanich says:

    Lu Ann and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless

  8. Lance Tindall says:

    Condolences to Tom’s family. I’ve known Tom since the days at Demler Lumber. We had a lot of fun together. Best boss I ever had. Rest in peace my friend.

  9. Jerry and Margie Gramlich says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Many thoughts and prayers for the family.
    Jerry and Margie

  10. Tom Weaver says:

    Sorry for your loss. Cousin Tom and I had lots of good times at Auntie/Grama Opals in Wee Ma Tuk and the lumber yard. He will be greatly missed here.

  11. Barbara Kalebaugh Gostomski says:

    Sorry to hear about Tom. Prayers for his family & friends

  12. John Hardy says:

    Dear Ashley Family, Very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. We were friends going back to growing up on West Chestnut. Many good memories and laughs together. Our dads, Bud and Jack, were very good friends, business partners and golf buddies. We stood together at First Communion in our white suits. When I was hit by a car at the corner of W. Chestnut and Ave D, Tom ran home and told his Mom what had happened and she called the ambulance. Many of these memories remain clear while I can’t remember what I went to the garage for! Rest in peace my old friend, see you on the other side.

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