John William Ashton, Sr.

John William Ashton, Sr.
December 08, 1933 – April 04, 2021

John William Ashton, Sr., 87, of Camden, SC, died Sunday, April 4, 2021. Born in Hopewell, VA, he was the son of the late James D. Ashton and Mabel Vincent Ashton. John attended the University of South Carolina, where he played football for the Gamecocks, and went on to play professional football with the Green Bay Packers under Vince Lombardi. He served in the US Army, was a member of Florence First Baptist Church, and worked at Southeast Toyota and Gulf States Toyota where he worked as the district sales manager.

John is survived by his son, John William “Jack” Ashton, Jr. (Kirsten), of Sugarland, TX; daughter, Jodie Belvin (Michael), of Camden, SC; grandchildren, Meridian Ashton of Sugarland, TX, Sarah Conway (Michael) of Camden, SC, and Daniel Ashton of Charlotte, NC; great-grandchild, Owen Conway of Camden, SC; and sister, Rosemarie Ashton of Henrico, VA.

A graveside service will be held in Virginia at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Florence First Baptist Church, 300 S. Irby Street, Florence, SC 29501.

Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is assisting the family.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.