87-year-old Don Carlos Ashburn, Jr. of Smithville passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at his residence. He was a farmer and a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served in Korea. The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018 at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Brother Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in the Ponder-Burton Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Friday from 12:00 noon until the service at 1:00 p.m.
Mr. Ashburn was preceded in death by his parents Ollie Carr and Don Carlos Ashburn, Sr. and granddaughter, Leslie Ashburn Houchin. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Reba Parsley Ashburn of Smithville; two sons, Ronald and Tammy Ashburn of Smithville, and Lyndon and Deborah Ashburn of Dowelltown; granddaughter, Stacy and Mark Winfree of Smithville; two great grandchildren, Rilee and Laina Winfree of Smithville; and one sister, Peggy Richardson of Tullahoma.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Smithville Church of Christ Day School. They have also requested no food please.