Paul D. Ashby, age 78, of Princeton, was called home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at the GibsonGeneralHospital.
He was a member of the FirstGeneralBaptistChurch in Princeton and an active member of his beloved
"Livewire" Sunday School Class. Paul graduated from PrincetonHigh
1947. He served with the 11th Army Airborne Battalion in WWII. He was a life
member of the VFW #1147 and a member of the funeral detail. Paul was also a
32nd degree Mason with the Prince Lodge #231 and a member of the Scottish Rite. He retired after 35 years of service from the
Whirlpool Corp. in the model shop department.
Paul was a fun-loving father
and grandfather. He enjoyed fishing, reading, crossword puzzles, and just being
outdoors. We are all going to miss his great sense of humor.
Paul was born on May 20, 1928 in Somerville, to Charles & Edna Ashby, both deceased. Also
preceding him in death were his brother, Sheldon Ashby and an infant daughter,
Jo Marie Ashby.
He is survived by his wife of
55 years, Jonnie Ann (Foster) Ashby of Princeton; son, John Paul Ashby of
Princeton; daughter & son-in-law, Robin & James E Schmidt of
Evansville; 2 grandchildren, Daniel & Aaron Schmidt of Evansville; sister,
Emma Lou McAtee of Princeton; brother & sister-in-law,
Robert L. & Kate Ashby of Evansville; several nieces and nephews; and two
special friends, Ann & John Ed Moore of Princeton.
Funeral Services will be held
at on Saturday May 12, 2007 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with the Pastor Fred Brittain officiating.
Burial will be at the ColumbiaWhiteChurchCemetery in Princeton.
Friends may visit from until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.
VFW Post #1147 will conduct military graveside services.