Charles Burns Ashmore

December 31, 1933May 9, 2018

Charles Burns Ashmore, son of Leila Burns Ashmore and Charles Slover Ashmore, entered heaven on May 9, 2018. He is survived by his children Laurie Anne Ashmore Epting (Michael) and Charles Kevin Ashmore (Caroline Edwards), and his grandchildren Brian, Haley, and Colin Epting, and Grace Ashmore. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Mary Anne Wade Ashmore, and by all his siblings, Francis Ashmore, Evelyn Ashmore Upton, Leon Ashmore, Christine Ashmore Smith, and Robbie Ashmore Seegers. In addition, he is survived by countless nieces, nephews, and other loving family members and friends.

He was a faithful member of Pelham Road Baptist Church for 40 years and a volunteer in the Eastside Crisis Center for 20 years. He is a Furman University graduate. He served in the United States Army, actively in Japan and Korea. He continued to serve in the US Army Reserves, reaching the rank of Full Colonel. He is a graduate of the US Army War College. He worked as an executive for Cryovac International for 35 years.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 11th at 2:00 pm at Pelham Road Baptist Church in Greenville. The family will receive friends prior to service from 1:00-1:45 pm, and a committal will follow the service at Graceland East Memorial Park.

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.” 1 Cor 16:13

The family wants to express its humble gratitude to the many families who have assisted our family during this very challenging time. Special thanks to Open Arms Hospice and Synergy Homecare.

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  • Charles Slover Ashmore, Father
  • Leila Burns Ashmore, Mother
  • Mary Anne Wade Ashmore, Wife
  • Laurie Anne Ashmore Epting, Daughter
  • Michael Epting, Son-in-law
  • Charles Kevin Ashmore, Son
  • Caroline Edwards, Daughter-in-law
  • Brian Epting, Grandchild
  • Haley Epting, Grandchild
  • Colin Epting, Grandchild
  • Grace Ashmore, Grandchild
  • Francis Ashmore, Brother
  • Evelyn Ashmore Upton, Sister
  • Leon Ashmore, Brother
  • Christine Ashmore Smith, Sister
  • Robbie Ashmore Seegers, Sister
  • Mr. Ashmore leaves behind countless nieces, nephews, and other loving family members and friends to cherish his memory.

  • Braden McCoy
  • Kellen McCoy
  • Mark McCoy
  • Benjamin Maddox
  • Charlie Maddox
  • Rick Ashmore


  • Visitation Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, May 11, 2018

Charles Burns Ashmore

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Kay O’Sullivan

May 11, 2018

I worked with Charlie at Cryovac for many years! Charlie was a special kind gentleman who was always willing to extend a helping hand. Rest In Peace Charlie!

Louise Litaker

May 10, 2018

Dear Ashmore family,
Charles was a dear Christian friend. May the memory of his love for you and his friends bring comfort to you in the days ahead.
Louise Litaker

Margie Starnes

May 10, 2018

I worked in Marketing at Cryovac with Charlie in the 1980's. He was always such a soft-spoken, and polite gentleman. I know he will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. My prayers are with you at this time.

Dianne (Harvey) McCall

May 10, 2018

I worked with Charlie at Cryovac during the '70's and '80's. He was the ultimate Southern Gentleman. He had such a soft, pleasant voice and always had a smile. My deepest sympathy to the family. I'm sure he was a wonderful Father and Grandfather who will be missed and remembered forever.

Bob Smith

May 10, 2018

Charlie and I worked together for 35 years at Cryovac, with 28 of those in marketing. We were very close and would share business ideas and laugh together at some of the situations we would get into and needed to get out of. We also shared the Army Reserves, from which I also retired as a Colonel. Charlie was greatly respected throughout our company and with our customers. He was as honest as the day is long, steady as a rock, and had the wisdom only experience and common sense could cultivate. I greatly admired Charley and loved it when we were engaged together in projects and new product introductions. We would often have lunch together at work and would sit together at our retiree breakfasts, where we would update each other on our lives and our families. Even though I have not seen him recently, I will truly miss him. Eternal rest grant on to Charlie O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.