Michael “Mickey” Harmon Ashley Sr, 75, of Toms Brook, VA, passed away May 13, 2013.
Michael was born July 10, 1937 in Boone, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph H. Ashley and Estelle Roberts Ashley, and brothers James Ashley of Montross, VA and Kenneth Ashley of Orange VA.
Survivors include his sister Linda (M.B.) Neal of Clemmons, NC, brother, Col. C.B. (Beverly) Ashley of Charlotte, NC, sister-in-law Margaret Ashley of Mechanicsville, VA, daughter Cindy (Charlie) George of Woodstock, daughter Roberta (Rick) Dysart of Maurertown, son, Michael H. (Heather) Ashley Jr. of Woodstock and daughter, Michel (Teddy) Wakeman of Fairbanks, Alaska. He is also survived by six grand children and three great grand children.
Michael attended grade and high school in Montross, VA and continued his education in the Virginia College System. He was an Army veteran having served as military police for two years in Germany.
He was retired from the Virginia State Police where he served as a Special Agent. During his service, he was active in safety and was awarded the Division Safety Award for two years running. He was chosen to participate in a special safety project at sea in conjunction with the US Navy. During this project, he would fly to a Navy ship and present safety seminars to the sailors on the way back to Norfolk, VA.
He contributed to his community by serving as a PTA President of the Woodstock Middle School for two years and organized Boy Scout Troop 88 where he served as the first Scout Master. In later years he served as Chairman of the Electoral Board.
Michael belonged to the Virginia State Police Association, Virginia State Police Alumni, National Troopers Association, Democratic Party, the Woodstock Presbyterian Church, the Masonic Lodge, the VFW, and was a Kentucky Colonel.
Family night will be held Friday, May 17, 2013 from 6-9 at Dellinger’s. A Masonic service will begin at 6:00. A full Virginia State Police Funeral service will be held at 11 AM at the Woodstock Presbyterian Church on May 18, 2013. Burial will be at Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock, VA
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice or Woodstock Presbyterian Church Building Fund.