andall V. “Randy” Ashby, 55, of Beaver Dam died Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at his home. He was born in Madisonville and was retired from the U.S. Army, was a Master Mason with the Masonic Lodge in Alabama, was a Kentucky Colonel and was of the Baptist faith. Randy, the son of Charles V. Ashby of Hartford and Opal Herron of Beaver Dam, retired as chief warrant officer four after serving 21 years of active service with the U.S. Army.
During his tenure, he served this country at several stations in the United States and in Vietnam, Korea, Panama, Honduras, El Salvador, Germany, Cyprus, Turkey, Iraq and the Republic of the Bahamas. Randy retired as a UH-60 (Black Hawk) instructor pilot and instrument flight examiner. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, five Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, Good Conduct Medal, three Humanitarian Service Medals, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Southwest Asia Service Ribbon, Vietnam Service Ribbon, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, two National Defense Medals and the Master Army Aviator Badge.
Survivors include his father, Charles V. Ashby and his wife, Betty, of Hartford; his mother, Opal Herron and her husband, Bob, of Beaver Dam; a son, Kris Ashby of Elizabethtown; two daughters, Mariah Burns of Cecilia and
Melody Govig and her husband, Justin, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two brothers, Doug Ashby and his wife, Mindy, and Kevin Ashby and his wife, Shannon; two sisters, Terri Helm and her husband, Reggie, of Owensboro and Amanda Ashby of Hartford; five grandchildren, Kristopher Blake Ashby, Leighanna Grace Ashby, Stephen Burns, Seth Burns and Christian Michael Govig; and many nieces and nephews.