Herbert Tyrone Ashby, 75, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 10:07 P.M. September 5, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. He was born March 22, 1943 in Centralia, Illinois to the late Herbert Ashby and Geraldine Ashby.
Herbert is survived by his special friend and ex-wife, Charlotte Ashby of Mount Vernon, Illinois; children, Brandy of Kell, Illinois, Kelsey, Tyler, and Tammy all of Centralia, Illinois; step daughters, Jamie Rushing and husband James of Mount Vernon, Illinois, and Jennifer Clevenger and husband, Ray of Creal Springs, Illinois; step sons, Robert Thomas of Mount Vernon, Illinois, David Smith of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Jeremy Smith of Mount Vernon, Illinois, and Chris Parr and wife, Brooke of Belleville, Illinois; step grandchildren, Darion Thomas, Colton Thomas, Bobbi Thomas, Jennifer Thomas, Alanah Chelf, Chase Rushing, Katy Rushing, Kaloe Rushing, Michalee Clevenger, Wyatt Clevenger, Braden Rinehart, and Jack and Benson Parr; and siblings, Vickie Ashby, Susie Ashby, Linda Ashby, and Donald Ashby all of Centralia, Illinois, and Robert Ashby of Florida.
Herbert was preceded in death by his daughter, Jody Ashby; sister, Karen Ashby; step son, Michael Greenwood; and brother, John Henry Ashby.
Herbert loved fishing, wildlife, and nature. He was a tree trimmer by trade. Herbert loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was affectionally known as “pops”: Herbert will be missed dearly by all who knew him.
A Graveside Service: 3:00 P.M. Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Williams Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Mr. Marty Mills officiating. Interment: Williams Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.