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Gary Leon Ashburn II

April 12, 1972November 19, 2021

Gary Leon Ashburn II, 49, of Liberty passed away on November 19th, 2021 at Randolph Health. He is survived by his wife, Christy Ashburn, of the home; daughter; Kayla Ashburn of Raleigh, NC; son, Zackary Ashburn of the home; mother, Betty June Joyce Ashburn; brother, Owen Corbin; sister, Katherine McLean. Gary was preceded in death by his father, Gary Leon Ashburn. Gary will always be remembered by all his friends and family for his giving and caring spirit. He encouraged everyone in his life and was just an all-around good man. Gary was a truly gifted golfer that grew up on the golf course along-side his father. He loved spending his days working along-side his wife on their daily bread route and spent his evenings working the pig farm. Gary was known for miles around as the famous “Bread Man” and he took great pride in his work. He was an avid flounder fisherman and loved cooking for his friends and family. Gary had a love for telling stories of his life experiences and his children loved every minute of hearing them. He was a 1990 graduate of Southwest Guilford High School and attended UNCG after graduation. Gary was a wonderful husband, father and friend that will truly be missed by all that loved him. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 21st, 2021 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Loflin Funeral Home, 212 W Swannanoa Ave, Liberty, NC. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Ashburn Family.

  • FAMILY

  • Christy Ashburn, Spouse
  • Kayla Ashburn, Daughter
  • Zackary Ashburn, Son
  • Betty June Joyce Ashburn, Mother
  • Owen Corbin, Brother
  • Katherine McLean, Sister
  • Gary Leon Ashburn, Father (deceased)

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 21, 2021

Memories

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Beth Parris

December 2, 2021

Zack I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father if I can do anything for you please let me know. It sounds like you are a lot like your Dad from all the kind words I read. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you…

Daniel Carlton

November 22, 2021

I met Gary almost 25 years ago when he worked for Flowers. He was an exceptional man. He would give you the shirt off his back to help. He treated me and my kids like family. I am honored to have known him and my kids to have known such a care free giving man. My heart goes out to Christy and her kids. Gary was her rock. I will always remember him and his hard working attitude. He will truly be missed!

Lisa Griffith

November 22, 2021

Christy, Kayla and Zack, We were very saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. He was passionate about his family and loved you all very much. May God’s comfort and piece be with you and the rest of the family now, and in the coming weeks. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

JB, Lisa, Jairus, Sarah, Micah and Jadon

leslie Wright

November 21, 2021

When I first met the Ashburn family on the Liberty football field, many years ago, I had no idea how special this family would become to me. We were not related by blood, but we were definitely friends that became family. There are so many memories I cannot possibly post them all here. What I will remember the most is how Gary loved his family above anything else, his cooking, and our times on Oak Island / Southport. My family and I will miss Gary terribly. My prayers are with you Betty, Christy, Kayla , and Zack. We love all of you.

Brad Moore

November 21, 2021

I met Gary the first time through business but it didn't take long before he became a good friend. Its rare these days to run across someone who raises hogs and is passionate about what they do. We had many conversations about breeds, feeds and every way a person can raise a good hog. He was quick to lend a hand and was generous with his knowledge and skills. I have been blessed to have known him.
Brad Moore

Jay Hoke

November 21, 2021

I had the opportunity to work with Gary for a few years in the Bimbo location in Kernersville. Garry was always a fun and very passionate guy. He bragged on his family and devoted himself to them always. I offer my condolences and prayers to the family. He'll definitely be missed.
Jay Hoke

Bob Ball

November 21, 2021

I am so very sorry for your loss. Gary and I worked together for many years and shared many stories about our children, golfing and life in general. He will be greatly missed. Gary was a wonderful individual. The Grateful Bread man will definitely miss Our Daily Bread man. I'm sending thoughts and prayers of peace to all of the family.
Sincerely, Bob and Traci Ball

CLANCI FOXX

November 21, 2021

Christy, Kayla, Zack and Betty, I was so very sad when I found out Gary had passed. I will always remember him for the kindness he always showed us. The first time I really got to know Gary and see what kind of person he was , Nate had been assigned to his baseball team. What a season it was. He had a way of making every kid on the team feel like they were great. He brought a love and energy to the game that they all needed. I will never forget that baseball season and I know Nate will always remember it too. Gary was one of the most giving people I've met. Always sharing his wonderful sausage that he made. He seemed to be a man of many talents and I know he loved you guys all so so much!!! My heart breaks for each of you. Zack and Kayla, always remember the wonderful memories you made with your dad and how much he loved y'all. Praying for comfort and peace for you all in the days to come. With Love, Clanci, William, Nate and Will.

Spencer Woods

November 21, 2021

I am a employee with Costco #339 in Greensboro. I witnessed this husband and wife team delivering 🍞 daily. As they would pass by the produce department they would holler hey Woods!! I purchased some of the best 🔥 sausage from them. I am devastated by this loss of life. Family know that earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal!!! Rev. Spencer Woods

Michelle Overman

November 20, 2021

There are so many memories with our families (although we were all family since the day we met), there’s no way I can even talk about just ONE without going on for days! Gary was one of the most giving men I have ever met. He would share his knowledge of many talents, his advice, his home, his cars, his time, his food (with his oh so great cooking), his love, his hospitality, his clothes (maybe not the brown hoodie) his encouragement, his contagious laughter…. to name a few. I will always cherish and miss the big heart he’s had for everyone, especially for his family!! My forever continued prayers go up Christy, Kayla, Zack and Betty!!! I love each of you with my whole heart!

FROM THE FAMILY