Melvin Ashby Jr., 78 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 10:56 a.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville. He was born on February 1, 1939 in Georgetown, IL the Son of Melvin Wayne and Eva Elizabeth (Wallace) Ashby Sr. He married Faye L. Hoy in December of 1963 in Taylorville, IL and they were later divorced. Melvin served in the United States Marine Corps and worked at Pillsbury in Springfield, IL.

Surviving are his Sons: David (Stephanie) Ashby of Taylorville, IL; Tim Ashby (Rose Wilson) of Springfield, IL; Eric Ashby of Collinsville, IL; Grandchildren: Megan (David) Siegrist of Taylorville, IL; Madison Ashby of Taylorville, IL; step-Grandson: Jeff Dugan of Taylorville, IL; Great Grandchild: Finnley Siegrist; Sister: Sharon Koski of Florida; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Sister: Wanda Christian and several Aunts and Uncles. 
It was Melvin’s wishes to be cremated and there will be no services.
Memorials may be made to the Christian County Senior Citizens Center 701 W. Adams St. Taylorville, IL 62568.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
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