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In Memory of

Charles F. Ashurst

September 15, 1939 - June 9, 2017

Obituary


Charles Fredrick Ashurst, age 77, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 9, 2017. A native of Tallassee, Alabama, Charles was born on September 15, 1939 to Charles and Mildred (Inez) Ashurst.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Dian Ledbetter Ashurst; daughters, Dana Ashurst Perret (Kevin) and Alyson Ashurst Berthelot (Kevin); his sister, Joan A. Miller; brothers, Austin Malone Ashurst and Bill Robert Ashurst; and his two grandchildren, Carson Dian Perret and Eric Thomas Berthelot.

Charles graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1961 from the University of Vanderbilt and held a...

Charles Fredrick Ashurst, age 77, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 9, 2017. A native of Tallassee, Alabama, Charles was born on September 15, 1939 to Charles and Mildred (Inez) Ashurst.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Dian Ledbetter Ashurst; daughters, Dana Ashurst Perret (Kevin) and Alyson Ashurst Berthelot (Kevin); his sister, Joan A. Miller; brothers, Austin Malone Ashurst and Bill Robert Ashurst; and his two grandchildren, Carson Dian Perret and Eric Thomas Berthelot.

Charles graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1961 from the University of Vanderbilt and held a career as the Superintendent of Off-Shore Drilling for Shell Oil Company for 37 years. He proudly served his country as a Naval Officer aboard the USS Forrest B. Royal 872 and USS Waller DDE 466. Charles was a member of the Chateau Country Club, President of the Whitney Heights Association, a John Calvin Elder and a SAE Member Vanderbilt Chapter.

Graveside and burial will take place in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tallassee, Alabama. A memorial service will be at held at John Calvin Presbyterian Church at a later date.