Date of Service: November 8, 2013
Interment Location: Garden of Devotion
Clyde Elbert Ashworth departed this life on November 6, 2013 at the age of 91. He was born in Coeburn, Va., on January 16, 1922. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas Canady Ashworth and Maude Tate Ashworth, brother, Eckle Ashworth and sisters Myrtle Pippin, Ethel Hankins, Virginia Schamel and Georgia Hopson and his wife of 52 years, Aileen Frye Ashworth.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of WWII serving as a paratrooper in England and France while in Europe.
Mr. Ashworth was the oldest member of West Side Christian Church. He worked and was manager of Elizabethton Steam Laundry for 20 years. He retired from National Life Insurance in 1983. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by his children, Richard (Margaret) Ashworth of Knoxville; Sandy (Gary) White; and David Ashworth of Elizabethton. He is also survived for four grandchildren, Jeff (Bonnie) White, Julie (Billy) Murphy of Elizabethton and Travis (Julie) Ashworth of Landenberg, Pa. He is survived by seven great grandchildren, Luke and Katie White and Padraig and Megan Murphy of Elizabethton, and Delaney, Cassidy and Addison Ashworth of Landenberg, Pa., who all dearly loved their Papaw. He is also survived by brother-in-law, Bill Pippin and several nephews and nieces.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Mr. Ashworth at noon in the Memorial Funeral Chapel. Mr. Greg Key will officiate. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military honors will be provided by the Tennessee National Guard and the American Legion. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time for the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West Side Christian Church, Honor Air Knoxville, 7536 Taggart Lane, Knoxville, TN 37938 or to the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.