March 28, 1922 February 02, 2024
March 28, 1922 -- February 02, 2024

Robert F. Ashford Jr.

Robert Fagan Ashford Jr. was born March 28, 1922 to Robert F. Ashford Sr. and 
Minnie Veach Ashford . He passed away in Dallas, Texas February 2, 2024 aged
101 years, 10 months and 5 days.

Known as "Pappaw", he was preceded in death by the love of his life, wife Lou
Nell Carroll Ashford, daughter Robbie Ashford Chalk, and son Royce Alan Ashford.
He is survived by his youngest son Richard M. Ashford, and son in law, Jimmy L. 
Chalk, four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two great great grand
daughter, and a host of nieces and nephews.

"Pappaw" answered his country's call in 1942 and served in the U. S. Army Air
Corps, serving in the Pacific theater on Saipan Island in 1945 attached to the 4th 
Emergency Rescue Squadron as a B-17 gunner, engineer, and crew chief. He was a 
proud, patriotic veteran of World War II.

Services will be held Tuesday Feb 6, 2024 at South Garland Baptist Church 1330 
E. Centerville Rd. Garland, Texas 75041. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 PM. Funeral
service from 2 to 3 PM.

Graveside services with military honors, and interment will be Wednesday Feb 7,
2024 in Forest Park West Cemetery, 4000 Meriwether Rd. Shreveport, Louisiana 1 
to 2PM

In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation be made in Robert's name to one 
of the following charitable organizations or your charity of choice...

Fisher House

Wounded Warrior Project



Sue Kyte February 05, 2024

Friend Garland , Texas

I wish to express my condolences on behalf of all the Happy Warriors. Robert was a well-known and dedicated member of our veterans group and we will truly miss his smile and presence at our meetings. He was such a great guy and we always loved to sit at his table and hear his stories. Mike Waters and I had the privilege of taking him to and from the meetings, so we were able to get to know him more personally. We especially enjoyed the closeness of his wonderful personality and sense of humor. He was our friend and we will miss him! Thank you for your service Robert, and may you rest in peace dear friend. Sue Kyte, and all the Happy Warriors

Anne and Sandy February 06, 2024

Friend Bedford , Texas

So sorry Rick, but what a long life he lived! Another of America’s greatest generations has earned his Heavenly Wings!