Mr. Howard F. Ashburn, Jr., 81, husband of Arlene A. Ashburn (nee Gloe), passed away unexpectedly on April 8, 2022.
Born June 10, 1940 in North Linthicum, MD he was the son of the late Howard Franklin Ashburn, Sr. and the late Pearl Naomi Gloe Ashburn. Mr. Ashburn was a boiler operator for Constellation Energy in Baltimore, Maryland for 21 years and also served six years in the Army Reserves. He retired as a Master Barber, an occupation that he thoroughly enjoyed. He was an active member of Tilly Swamp Baptist Church in Conway as well as the NRA. Mr. Ashburn was a long-time member of Glen Burnie Masonic Lodge 213, Boumi Shriner, York Rite and Scottish Rite Mason, and and Boumi Legion of Honor.
In addition to his parents Mr. Ashburn was predeceased by his grandson, Todd Stevens; his brother, Leonard E. Harr; and his sisters, Naomi Podleyon and Charlotte Mims.
Survivors include his loving wife of 37 years, Arlene A. Ashburn (nee Gloe); his son, Howard Ashburn, III; his daughter, Robin Holt; his grandchildren, Monica, Brooke, Jessica, Elizabeth, and Mary Anne; his sisters, Nettie Glaeser, Beverly Jarrell, Dorothy O’Neil, and Patsy Goddard; and many nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends.
The family will receive visitors at Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, P.A., 1 2nd Ave. SW (at Crain Hwy) on Tuesday, April 12th from 2-4 & 6-8 pm. A Masonic Service will be held on Tuesday at 7:30 pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 13th at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel. Interment Meadowridge Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Tilly Swamp Baptist Church Building Fund, 4619 Highway 90, Conway, SC 29526.