Grayson Wayne Ashby

Grayson Wayne Ashby, 80, formerly of Amarillo, TX, was called home by his heavenly father on Friday, December 20, 2019 in Claremore, OK.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 28, 2019, at Valleyview Church of The Nazarene with Rev. Larry Dunlap officiating.  Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Grayson was born March 11, 1939, in Kilgore, TX to Archie and Lola Ashby.  He married Terri Sue Bruner on May 6, 1970.  She preceded him in death on May 6, 2019. Also preceding him in death was Sandra Swindell Ashby.

Grayson was a truck driver until retirement from Fed Ex.

He is survived by his children, Kenneth Wayne Ashby, of Amarillo, TX, and Lynda Ashby Smith and husband John Kay, of Vinita, OK; grandchildren, Jason Ashby, of Amarillo, TX, and Kay Ashby Smith, of Vinita, OK; stepson, Ronald Petz; two stepdaughters, Vickie Claire and husband Rusty, of St. Helens, OR, and Mary Michel Petz; a sister, Glenna Kay Cowan and husband Ross; a brother, Howard Ashby and wife Pam; three step-grandchildren, Kristin, Britney and Jarrod; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

You were a gentle giant. Everybody loved and respected you and you are going to be so missed. RIP Daddy.


7 Replies to “Grayson Wayne Ashby”

  1. Glenna & Ross Cowan, We are sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God’s Spirit comfort you in the days to come. Dewayne & Harriet Powell

  2. I drove by your old house in Amarillo and thought where did you move to. We ran a lot of miles together with mnx. See you again buddy.

  3. I drove by his old house in Amarillo the other day. We ran a lot of miles at MNX together. Sad to hear he is gone. I will miss you buddy! See you again my friend! Love you!!!

  4. Uncle Grayson was a good-hearted, good-natured man. We (the Swindell family) enjoyed the time we spent with us in October. So hard to believe that he is gone. Heartbroken for his children and family. He is at peace.

    Lee, Terry and Stuart

  5. Always wondered where he got off too.. I always liked talking to him. Always laughing and never could mistake that voice. See you again brother.. sorry for your loss family..

  6. Grayson was a good friend and a good Christian, he loved the Lord and enjoyed telling others about Him. He will be missed by all of his friends and family, RIP my friend. L

  7. My precious & kind Daddy. I miss you more than words can express.
    I’m glad that you are no longer hurting.
    RIP !!! Love love❤️❤️❤️😘

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