ANTHONY “TONY” WILSON ASHBY, age 71, of Estill Springs, Tenn. Departed this life on Sunday, October 21, 2012, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. following a brief illness.

Mr. Ashby was a 1959 graduate of Franklin County High School. He was retired from M-Tec, in Manchester, Tenn. where he was employed as a shipping supervisor. Mr. Ashby was of the Church of Christ faith. His hobbies included, woodworking, fishing, and watching sports. His favorite place to travel was the families beach house at St. Joe Beach, Fla.

Mr. Ashby was preceded in death by his parents; Radie Hayes Ashby and Woodrow Wilson Ashby.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mildred Uselton Ashby, they were married on October 1, 1960. Daughters; Barbara (Kenny) Rogers, Dyersburg, Tenn., Sandra (Troy) Davis, Estill Springs, Tina Henson (Terry Hoots), Estill Springs, Tenn., Grandchildren; Jonathan (Holly) Rogers, of McDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla., Cynthia (Eric) Essary, Homewood, Ala., Jeremy (Heather) Rogers, Dyersburg, Tenn., Ryan (Whitney) Davis, of Cowan, Tenn., Brent Davis (Brook Hill) of Estill Springs, Justin and Bracken Henson, of Estill Springs, Tenn., Great-grandchildren; Emma and Evan Rogers, of McDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla., Hayden Rogers of Dyersburg, Tenn., Mother-in-law, Irene Uselton of Hillsboro, Tenn., brothers; Danny (Wanda) Ashby, Bob (Rita) Ashby, Charlie Ashby, Roy (Beverly) Ashby and sisters; Patsy Powell and Melinda Garner.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for 6:00 P.M. Monday, October 29, 2012 in the Chapel of Grant Funeral Services with Bro. Dwight Duckworth officiating.

Visitation will be from 4:00 until service time at 6:00  P.M. Monday evening.

Grant Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.