Wayne Ray Ashby, Sr., 62, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. Wayne was a loving and devoted father, son, brother, and Papaw. He enjoyed playing the harmonica, was voted most talented in high school. Wayne was an entrepreneur at heart and owned several businesses including Hot Diggity Dog's Food truck, served as a contractor and owned Southwest Pallet Auctions. He was a basketball coach and referee for his community. He enjoyed boating and was an avid Louisville Cardinals fan. Wayne will be deeply missed by all who had the honor of knowing him.
He was born on April 16, 1961 in Louisville, Kentucky to Marshall and Linda (Keslar) Ashby. He is preceded in death by his father, Marshall Ashby, Sr.; wife, Terri Lynn Ashby; and grandparents, Clara Ashby, Dorothy Keslar, Harley Ashby, Vernon H. Keslar.
Wayne is survived by his loving family, daughter, Trina (Christopher) Bell; son, Wayne Ray (Christy) Ashby, Jr.; mother, Linda Ireland; brothers, Marshall E. (Shelly) Ashby, Jr., Robert (Heather) Ashby, Richard (Elizabeth) Ashby; grandchildren, Trace Ashby, Jadin Ashby, RayLee Ashby, Devon Baker, Trenton Bell; step-sons, TC Wyatt, Nick Cain and Austin Cain; as well as a host of extended brothers, sister nieces, nephews, and friends to cherish his loving memory forever.
Visitation will be on Thursday, September 21, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - Southwest Louisville Chapel, 10304 Dixie Highway. A celebration of his life will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - Southwest Louisville Chapel with burial to follow at White Mills Cemetery in White Mills, Kentucky.
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