John was preceded in death by his parents; his six brothers William, Clarence, Samuel, Charles, Justice (Jiggs) and Theodore Ashmore; his sister Lulu Kozan; his grandson Jason Schmuckal and his great granddaughter Natasha Ashmore.
He is survived by Kathleen, his wife of 67 years, his son Ron (Kay) Ashmore of Durand, Mich., his daughter Joan Ashmore of Kingsley, his daughter Jackie (Ron) Ross of Newberry, Mich. and his daughter Shelly Ashmore of Traverse City.
Also surviving are seven grandsons Phillip, Paul and Nathan Ashmore, Joshua Schmuckal, Jeremy Ross, and Jonathon and Michael Murfield. He is also survived by nine great-grandchildren RoseAnn Ashmore, Destyni Schmuckal, Casondra and Curtis Ashmore and Thomas, Zachary, Patrick, Joshua and Brayden Ashmore.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, March 1, at the Kingsley Baptist Church with visitation at 1 p.m. Pastor Tom Randall will be officiating. Burial will take place at a later time.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Kingsley Baptist Church or the American Legion Post # 289 of Williamsburg. Please share your fond memories and condolences at www.CovellKingsley.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Covell Funeral Home of Kingsley.