Merle Ashley, age 79 of Bronston, Kentucky passed from this life on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at Stanford Care and Rehab.
Merle was born on June 11, 1944 to the late Virgil Ashley and Sarah Shelton Ashley in Eubank, Kentucky.
He enjoyed flea markets, playing horseshoes and corn hole. He collected sports cards with his sons, old coins and proudly served in the United States Army with 2 years being in Vietnam.
Merle was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Sarah Ashley, sons: Douglas and Rodney Ashley, brothers: Robert and Leo Ashley.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 56 years, Glenda Ashley, sons: Merle Ashley (Lora) of Bronston, Ky; Christopher Ashley (Destany) of Crab Orchard, Ky; brothers: James Ashley (Sue) of OH; Delmar Ashley (Donna) of OH; Bobby Ashley (Regina) of Eubank, Ky; sisters: Brenda Caldwell of Eubank, Ky; Linda Padgett of Eubank, Ky; Patsy Dick (Michael) of Wall Town; along with grandchildren: Keira Ashley and Ember Ashley.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 10:30am in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home with a funeral service to begin at 12:30pm with Bro. Donald Ashley officiating.  Burial will follow in Mill Springs National Cemetery.  Military Honors Conducted by American Legion Honor Guard Post # 38.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Merle Ashley.