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Benjamin “Ben” Ashwood, SGM, Ret.

Date of Death: September 28, 2020
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Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Tuesday 10/6, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery
3623 Back Mountain Road
Winchester, Virginia
Wednesday 10/7, 12:00 pm

Sergeant Major (Retired) Benjamin “Ben” Ashwood, 83, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away peacefully on 28 September 2020 after a valiant battle with pulmonary disease. A native of Winchester, VA, Ben was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Glenna Ashwood, and brother, Ronny Ashwood. Recently celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary, he is survivedContinue Reading

Irene Ashwood left a message on October 16, 2020:
I miss you Ben and love you, Irene
Jerry(Butch) Triplett left a message on October 7, 2020:
Our sincere condolences to his family. While I didn't know him personally I was quite familiar with his younger sisters, mom and dad as we grew up in the same area and attended church together for years.
Jeff Summerour left a message on October 5, 2020:
Irene, Donna, the kids and I have so many wonderful memories of the kids growing up on Lake James and looking out and seeing you and Ben just a few houses over. Our kids thought the world of Ben, as did Donna and I. Ben helped me so many times, like when we were putting in the dock and then when I couldn't get the stairs level going up the hill. I'll always remember him telling me to measure twice and cut once. I remember the time he took our kids out riding on the go-carts at the school and Michael flipped one of them. Tom, of course, remembers Mr. Ben going with him and Donna to look at a car and they came home with a Z28 Camero...well, at least it was used. I can't remember all the times that Donna and I swam over to your house just to say hello or walked over to see what you were doing. Ben was always working on something and it was fun to see what the project of the day was. It was also fun seeing your grandkids out swimming every summer and enjoying that long diving board that Ben installed on your dock. Donna especially loved going over to your house in the evenings when I was traveling. That was a special time for her and you were both so gracious and kind. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to know both you and Ben and to be able to call you our friends! We are truly sorry for your loss. Love, Jeff Summerour
Larry, Ava, Tim, and Nathan Dowdy left a message on October 5, 2020:
Dear Mrs. Ashwood, and family, We are sorry that we can't be with you in body, but know that we are with you in spirit. Please accept our sincere condolences. Philippians 4: 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. With love and blessings, The Dowdys
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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