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Tuesday, January 23, 2024
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Tuesday, January 23, 2024
2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)
Loyd "Bill" William Ashworth, 81, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, has gone to glory! He passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at his residence in Verona, surrounded by his family.
He was born on October 17, 1942, in Winchester to the late Helen Owen Carlisle Ashworth and was raised by his aunt, Mae Carlisle Cole.
Bill was a great man who left an indelible mark on the lives of those who knew him.
Bill's education journey began at Handley High School in Winchester, where he excelled as a standout All-American in football. His athletic prowess set the foundation for his love of sports throughout his life.
Bill worked as a paving supervisor for B&S Contracting in Staunton. His dedication and excellent work ethic made him an important asset to the company.
Beyond his career achievements, Bill was deeply committed to his faith and was a member of Harvest Church International Christian Center in Staunton. His devotion led him to serve as a Christian missionary three times in Cuba and also in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Columbia. Bill's selflessness and compassion touched the lives of countless individuals across these communities.
Bill's love for sports knew no bounds. He passionately followed many games but held a special place in his heart for football. His enthusiasm for the sport brought joy not only to him but also to those around him. Whether it was cheering on his favorite team or engaging in lively discussions with fellow fans, Bill's love for football was infectious.
Bill is survived by his loving wife and high school sweetheart, Elizabeth Ann Holsinger Ashworth; his daughter, Marnie Ann Ashworth Sheets and her husband, Doug, of Staunton; his sons, William Bradley Ashworth and his wife, Michele, of Staunton, Matthew Carlisle Ashworth of Virginia Beach, and Gregory David Ashworth and his wife, Kristi of Midlothian; his grandchildren, Christian Sheets, Sydney Sheets Shah and her husband, Cameron, Hannah Ashworth, and Hailey Ashworth, all of Staunton, and Dean Ashworth and Grace Ashworth of Midlothian; and his beloved granddogs.
A memorial service to celebrate Bill's life will take place at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at Henry Funeral Home in Staunton with Pastors Gene and Linda Arey officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 PM.
It is suggested that those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Augusta Health Hospice of the Shenandoah (c/o Augusta Health Foundation, P.O. Box 1000, Fishersville, VA, 22939)