Michael Kent Ashby

Michael Kent Ashby, 75, of Champaign formerly of Monticello, passed away at 4:10 a.m., January 6, 2019 at the Accolade Healthcare of Heartland, Paxton.

Mike was born on May 24, 1943 in Decatur, IL the son of William and Mary Kathleen “Cootie” (Malone) Ashby. He married Martha Marie Warren on March 13, 1971 in Champaign.

Mike is survived by his wife, Martha Ashby of Champaign and son, Michael Roy Ashby of Champaign. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.

Mike was a retired Facility Manager for the Army Corp of Engineers. He was a member of the NRA and enjoyed guns, hunting, fishing, watching TV (especially Swamp People), and was a Wisconsin Badger fan. Mike was known for his sense of humor, was a friend of Bill W., and loved spending time with his family.

A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home. Interment will be in Monticello Township Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to an organization of the Donor’s Choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com.


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