John Matthew Ashley "Matt" 58, of Arnoldsburg

John Matthew Ashley "Matt" 58, passed away suddenly in his Arnoldsburg home on December 21, 2019.

He was born March 11, 1961 in Charleston, WV to John and Barbara (Shamblin) Ashley of Reedy, WV.

Surviving are his wife of 34 years Billie Nichols Ashley; son Justin (Britany) Ashley; daughter, Amy Ashley (Michael Rodgers) and 7 grandchildren Myah, Sydni, Jackson, and Creed of Lore City, Ohio and Frankie, Jameson, and Lane of Cowen, WV.; sisters Kara (Duke) Hardway of Buchannon, WV; and Jennifer(Robert) Stout of Peoria, AZ and brother Malcolm (Carla) Ashley of Elizabeth, WV. Also surviving are a special nephew, Michael (Tiffani) Roberts and family and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his sister Alecia Ann Kendall.

In 1976-1979 he was WV first 4 time A/AA high school state wrestling Champion from Spencer High School. He was a 1983 graduate of Glenville State College with a Bachelor's in Education double majored with a minor in coaching.

Matt was an avid horseman and enjoyed spending time driving a team of work horses. He took pride in being the head coach of Wirt County Tigers wrestling from 1986-1998. He was selected Coach of the year in 1997. He was a teacher in both Calhoun and Wirt Counties. Matt also worked for many years at Century Aluminum Ravenswood, WV. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A funeral service will be held at Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Inc., Arnoldsburg, WV on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 7:00pm with Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Visitation will be held Monday evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m. prior to the service.

As per his request, his remains will be cremated and a private graveside service will take place at a later date.

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