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Friday, April 19, 2024

Lawrence Wright Ashton, Jr.

Lawrence Ashton
Lawrence Ashton

Lawrence “Larry” Wright Ashton, Jr., of Ocala, Florida was called home on March 26, 2024.

Larry was born on February 26, 1950 to Lawrence W. Ashton Sr. and Mary Jane Clarke in Boston, MA. He graduated from Eastern University with a degree in Business. He was married to his wife, Joan Elizabeth Kelley for 45 loving years.

Larry and Joan’s hearts and hands were full with four wonderful children, Kelley Pidhirsky (Steve), Tracy Ashton (Ethan), Lawrence Ashton III (Lauren) and Amy Simpson (Kyle). One of his proudest accomplishments were his nine sweet grandchildren, Bailey, Mason, Luke, Riley, Charlotte, Harrison, Matthew, Eleanor and McKenzie. Larry’s favorite moments were when his kids were all together.

Larry served our country in the Navy. Both his love of music and musical talent allowed him to be a member of the Navy Show Band. Larry was a Mason and a long-time active member of the American Legion. He was a proud member of the Sons of American Revolution.

In his free time, Larry loved being with friends, walking his dog or driving around in his golf cart. He enjoyed being the life of the party and could sell ice to an Eskimo.

Larry will be missed greatly by his family and friends.