Sean Michael Ashford

March 28, 1969July 27, 2012

On Friday July 27, 2012 Dallas lost one of its most beloved music industry veterans Sean Ashford, age 43, in a tragic motorcycle accident.

Sean Ashford, age 43, was born on the 28th of March, 1969 in San Antonio, Texas. Sean is survived by his mother, Mary Larke Godfrey; stepfather, Hollis Godfrey; two younger sisters, Ashley Godfrey and Ariel Kidwell; father, Michael Ashford; uncle, Ernest Paul Pewitt; aunt, Myra Pewitt; cousins, Meredith and Morgan Pewitt; and several aunts, uncles and cousins of the Campbell family. After graduating from Winston School in Dallas, Sean quickly moved to Denver, CO and then Austin, Texas where he started his career in the music industry working for various venues and clubs. His love for music blossomed; he knew he found his calling. He then returned to his roots in Dallas and quickly became a prominent figure in the music industry. Sean worked as the booking agent and production manager for the world-famous Bronco Bowl and produced concerts with some of the world’s top musicians such as, Oasis, Smashing Pumpkins, Coldplay, Bonnie Raitt, Don Henley, Patti LaBelle and Snoop Dogg to name a few. For the past 10 years, Sean has served as the Vice President, Special Event Insurance for Doodson Insurance Brokers, the world's largest music insurance broker. Sean's passion for music was clearly evident as he would go to any length to experience live music. He reveled in catching the best music the city had to offer each week, most often from the side of the stage or front row, as he was a master of attaining the best ticket in town. He was certainly known as one of the kings of the Dallas music scene. Overshadowing his love for music, however, was Sean’s love for his friends and family. He could often be found on long motorcycle rides with his stepfather and best pal, Hollis, or hanging out and enjoying time with his amazing mother, Mary Larke and sister, Ashley or “kicking it” with his friends in Deep Ellum. His smile, laugh, and contagious energy never went unnoticed. His loyal, sensitive, compassionate and caring spirit was felt and will be missed by all who knew him. Sean wore his heart on his sleeve, lived life to the fullest, and was beloved by all that came in contact with him. Through his years in the music business, Sean had amassed one of the city's largest, prized rock and roll memorabilia collections. This collection will be auctioned and a portion of the proceeds will be used to create The Sean Ashford Fund, an organization in his honor, which will support Dallas’ youth music development. If you wish to contribute to the Sean Ashford fund, donations can be made to: The Sean Ashford Fund


  • Memorial Service Friday, August 3, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, August 3, 2012

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Patricia Hampton

August 24, 2013

Thinking of you and your son today. Knowing you have been comforted this past year by this site and GOD.
Blessings and prayers, Patricia Hampton, PHS 1962


March 21, 2013


Gloria Treadwell Hanson

September 30, 2012

My heart still hurts for Sean's Family and Friends. He was a wonderful young man and loved his family and everything. I felt close to him the very day I met Sean in Las
Vegas. God Bless You ALL

Toby Richker

August 25, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sean..

carolyn johnston

August 21, 2012

Dear Sean, may your travels be filled with joy and radiance, may your burdens be light and may your loved ones who miss you find peace and comfort. It must have been your time to travel on, but you are missed by many friends and family. Shine on.

Nancy Harris

August 10, 2012

Sean, I am sure your journey to heaven was fabulous and I pray your family will find peace in their hearts and treasure all the memories you made together.

Terri West

August 5, 2012

The world is somehow different now without you. Miss you, love you forever.

Cameron Smith

August 4, 2012

RIP my brutha! You were an inspiration to so many of us.

brandt wood

August 4, 2012

I was beyond moved today as your loved ones extolled your virtues. Everyone in the room could relate. Thank you Sean.

Christina Alfia

August 4, 2012

My sincerest condolences to Mary and her daughters.. Sean, you will be missed... all my love..