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Calvin Ashley

Calvin Ashley
February 3, 1925 - January 13, 2018

Calvin Ashley, 92, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018, in Wichita Falls.

Funeral service will be at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 18, 2018, in the chapel of Lunnís Colonial Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at a visitation following the service. Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018, at Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home.

The second of nine children, he was born on February 3, 1925, in Wichita Falls to Alvie Raymond and Zoda Pearl Ashley. Calvin was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kathryn and son, Roger.

A lifelong resident of Wichita Falls, he attended San Jacinto and Austin Elementary schools, Reagan Junior High and graduated from Wichita Falls High School in 1942. While attending Hardin Junior College, he was drafted into the Army in 1943. He served in the Army Air Corp until 1945. Returning home, he graduated from Hardin Junior College in 1947 and enrolled in Baylor School of Law. On December 29, 1947, Calvin married Mary Kathryn Morgan. They moved to Waco where he graduated from Baylor School of Law in 1950.
Calvin started practicing law in Wichita Falls and was in private practice throughout his early career but spent most of his career in public service. He served at City Judge, Assistant District Attorney, and was elected County Judge in 1962. He served as County Judge until being appointed District Judge in 1962. He served as County Judge until being appointed District Judge in 1977 and served there until retiring in 1989. After one year, he returned to work as a visiting judge until retiring for good in 1995.

Calvin is survived by his son Jack Brady Ashley and wife, Robbie of Montague; son Allan Ashley and wife, Becky of Lewisville; sister, Dorothy Sternadel and husband, James of Wichita Falls; sister, Betty Laroe of Amarillo; brother, Alvie Ashley of Austin; brother-in-law Fred Morgan Jr. of Wichita Falls, Texas; grandchildren, Zachary Ashley and wife, Christen of League City; Cy Ashley and wife, Kayce of Henrietta; Mindy Ashley of Dallas; Monica Huchton and husband, Jason of Muenster; Paige Martinez and husband, Roberto of McKinney; Lucas Ashley and wife, Kristine of Little Elm; Dustin Ashley of Snyder, OK; and Morgan Ashley of Stillwater, OK; and 17 great-grandchildren.