Clyde Elroy Ashworth, of Lynchburg, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Heritage Green. He was the loving husband of Joan Staples Ashworth for 58 years.
Born in Lynchburg on September 9, 1931, a son of the late Jerry Hodges Ashworth and the late Belvie Hall Ashworth.
He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. He was retired from Lucent Technologies with more than 30 years of service and was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jesse L. Ashworth and a sister, Irene Ashworth Guill.
In addition to his wife, Clyde, is survived by two sons, Dennis N. Ashworth of Chesapeake, Virginia and Daniel E. Ashworth, and wife Jane of Chester, Virgina; a grandson, Trevor W. Ashworth of Chester, Virginia and three special nieces; Debbie Fore of Lynchburg, Vickie Spencer of Lynchburg and Jackie Hensley of Appomattox.
A Graveside service will be held at Fort Hill Memorial Park on Wednesday March 5, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with the Rev. Margie Anderson officiating.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Seven Hills Hospice 2250 Murrell Road Lynchburg, VA 24501.
Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg, is assisting the family, (434) 237-9424, www.tharpfuneralhome.com.