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“Just a message to let the family know that we r remembering "cuz'n Wayne ~~Cant believe it will be 4 years since he has passed ~ Think of you alot...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: charlene moore moore - sherwood, OR

“It's only been 3 years since charles passed but it only feels like yesterday. ”
2 of 27 | Posted by: Gage - TX - family

“So hard to believe it has been 2 years since we have lost "Wayne" ~~ I know he is at Peace and watching over us ~ I do remember all of the times...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Charlene Moore - sherwood, OR

“I know Charles wil not get to read this but I hope he knows that I love him and miss him. RIP pawpaw :'( ”
4 of 27 | Posted by: Gage - TX - family

“This candle will always burn for you~ I know we never got to see each other since we were little kids,but I have the memories of those old days!! May...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Charlene Moore - Sherwood, OR

Honeymoon in Mexico “Wayne, I will always remember the first time we met in Jasper, that cute little hat on your head and I smile I fell in love with. Friendship grew to...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Libby Ashworth - Baytown, TX

“Gone but not forgotten~ We miss you so much....We know that family has gone thru a lot and have supported you in every way they could~~~ May you rest...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: charlene moore - sherwood, OR

“Charlie was so very special to me. When I needed a brother to talk to, he was there. When I need a place to go, he showed me the American Legion and...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Ricky A Price - Baytown, TX

“Our prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Milton & Katie Hock ”
9 of 27 | Posted by: Katie Hock - Lafayette, LA

“My prayers and thoughts are with your family . May God give you peace through this difficult time. ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Amiee LaValley - Chireno, TX

“This is from Grace typed by her mom..I love you so much.. I really don't want you to be sick anymore poppy. I didn't want you to go. I wanted to...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Grace Spurlock "Sissy" - Baytown, TX

“I will miss u very much u were like a father to me I love u and I'm happy to have known you as long as I got to I will miss all of our projects...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Herschel Spurlock - Baytown, TX

“Leave a condolence or a memory. ”
13 of 27 | Posted by: Herschel Spurlock - Baytown, TX

“I truly miss you so much.Thanks for being A great papa. I will never forget you . I rember when you would take me with you to the 4 of July party...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Gage Spurlock - Baytown, TX

“Holding back tears as I write this~~~ I feel so honored to know that after soooooo many long years that I was able to connect with my cousin~~~~~...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Charlene (Ashworth) Moore - OR

“I have know you since 93 when we moved next to you. We grew up knowing your whole family, We moved on with our lives and coming back last year as...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Vargas - baytown, TX

“Mr. Charlie. I miss you sooo much. I hope you have a great time in heaven. I love you Mr. Charlie. ”
17 of 27 | Posted by: Christian Vargas - baytown, TX

“My heart goes out to you and your family during this hard time. ”
18 of 27 | Posted by: Salonika Alexander - Dayton, TX

“Well Wayne you fought a long battle and won!!! Won a trip to your mansion in the Heavens. I will see you again someday!! Was great knowing you my...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Diane Dubuisson Bush - Rose City, TX

“Met Charlie when he started his commitment and enthusiasm in building The American Legion Post 323 Baytown TX. I am honored to say Charlie a friend. ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Jesus (Jess) Bedia - Baytown, TX

“I am very honored to have met this sweet man. A man who loved his family with his whole heart. He was funny, he was caring, and he was a true...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Celeste Miller

“Charley or Wayne as I call him grew up together since were 6 years.That skinny kid turned into a fine gentleman who loved his family and servingas...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Melinda Stegall - Dayton, TX

“I know I just added a memory earlier but on a more serious note I wanted to say how much I love you and miss you. I don't know how I am going to get...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Angela "Peanut" Ashworth - TX

“On April 11, 2014, I lost the greatest man I have ever known. You were such a great Daddy, and I am so blessed to have had the last 30 years with you...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Cristina Harvell - Kingwood, TX

my so called magical goggles “Ok so.. I know this looks a little odd which I thought did too BUT my father told me if I wanted to avoid all that crying and tearing up with the...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Angela Ashworth Spurlock or as my daddy called me Peanut - TX

“God's Speed Charlie, I'll always remember your smiling face. Save me a spot in God's Navy at the Battle of Armagetton. Your Brother In Arms, ...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: John D. Dyer - Baytown, TX

“When I joined the American Legion last June, Charlie was nothing but a friend to me and always had a hand extended to me for a handshake and a...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Douglas Nancarrow - Baytown, TX


Charles Wayne Ashworth, better known as "Charlie" or "Wayne" to friends and family, entered into eternal peace with his family by his side on Friday, April 11, 2014.

Charlie was born on October 10, 1954, in Beaumont, Texas. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Navy as a Commissary Man and served on the USS Oklahoma City. He proudly served his country with honor, courage, commitment to excellence, and the fair treatment of all. During his service he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and Navy Unit Commendation.
In 2006, he was given the gift of life from an organ donor and was the blessed recipient of a double lung transplant after his 8 year battle with Alpha One Antitrypsin Deficiency. This generous gift enabled him to have a second chance at life which allowed him to make lifelong memories with his wife, two daughters, and his two beautiful grandchildren. Charlie always made the best of every situation, always had a smile on his face, and loved to joke around.

From 2011-2014, Charlie served as the Commander of the American Legion, Baytown Post 323. Charlie's mission was to continue serving his country and community by leading veterans from all branches of service. His role in the American Legion truly gave him purpose and a reason to keep going, and the camaraderie among the Post truly touched his heart up until he passed away. He leaves behind many great memories, so many good times and laughs, as well as family and friends who will miss him greatly

Charlie is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Winona Ashworth, and his brother, Clifton. He is survived by his devoted wife of 34 years, Louise, who was with him for every doctor visit, hospitalization, and procedure; daughter, Angela Spurlock and husband, Herschel; daughter, Cristina Harvell and husband, Jack; grandchildren, Gage and Grace Spurlock; and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Special thanks to the Houston Methodist Transplant Team, and the countless medical staff he made friends with on the Dunn Floor.

The family will receive friends at Crespo and Jirrels Funeral Home on Monday, April 14, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Crespo and Jirrels. Interment will follow at Sterling White Cemetery in Highlands, Texas, with military honors. Pallbearers will be Herschel Spurlock, Jack Harvell, Don Messerschmidt, Michael Fullen, David Fullen, Joe Fullen, and honorary pallbearers will be members of American Legion Post 323.
In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations to the building fund for the American Legion Baytown Post 323, as this was Charlie's very important mission to find a location for the Legion members to call "home." Donations can be sent to The American Legion Post 323 PO Box 2452 Baytown, Texas 77522.