Lonnie  Ashburn
Tuesday
23
November

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Central Funeral Home, LLC
2812 Hillsboro Highway
Manchester, Tennessee, United States
(931) 723-7774
Wednesday
24
November

Funeral Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Central Funeral Home, LLC
2812 Hillsboro Highway
Manchester, Tennessee, United States
(931) 723-7774

Obituary of Lonnie Richard Ashburn

Manchester, Tennessee - Mr. Lonnie Richard Ashburn, age 73, of Manchester, TN, passed from this life on Friday, November 19, 2021, in Manchester, TN. Mr. Ashburn was born in Clarkrange, TN, to his late parents Paul Dawson Ashburn and Treva Marie Neely Ashburn. He served our country in the United States Marines ultimately attaining the rank of Lance Corporal. Mr. Ashburn then became the Chief of Police in Carthage, TN, beginning his work in law enforcement. Soon after, he started working for Tennessee Highway Patrol, ranking as a Lieutenant until his retirement. Mr. Ashburn was a graduate from the Northwestern School of Staff and Command. He was also a member of Masonic Highland Lodge #214. Mr. Ashburn and his wife both attended World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, TN. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Diana Matthews; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Benton and Sue Lowe. Mr. Ashburn is survived by his wife of 50 years, Melinda Ashburn; son, Sean (Lisa) Ashburn; sisters, Brenda (Joe) Masters, Clarkrange, TN; sister-in-love, Cynthia (Mike) Thompson; grandchildren, Bethany and Lydia Ashburn; nieces, Jessica (Art) Guevara, Miranda Masters; nephews, Jake Thompson, Cole Thompson, Chad Matthews. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at 1:00pm from the chapel of Central Funeral Home with Vicky Inzer and Mike Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery in Morrison, TN. Central Funeral Home is serving the family, 931-723-7777, centralfuneralhome.com
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