Garlon Ray Ashmore, 65, of Brookeland, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, at 4:54 a.m., at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Matt King, preacher of Pineland Church of Christ.

A Graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, at Evergreen Cemetery in Jasper.  Serving as Pallbearers will be Doug Bradshaw, Scott Schoen, Jerry Bradshaw, Ray Bridges, Gary Willis and Nolan Bradshaw.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Born in Orange April 5, 1948, Garlon was the son of Charles R. and Vera Marie (Anthony) Ashmore. He was a machinist at Levingston Shipbuilding until it closed. Garlon recently proctored for Angelia College Distance Learning Center at the Pineland location. He was also a substitute teacher at Brookeland ISD. Garlon also enjoyed genealogy, fishing and horticulture.

Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Charles Ashmore, Garlon is survived by his wife, Janet Ashmore; and daughter, Angelina Marie Ashmore.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Book in Memory at Brookeland ISD Library, 187 Wildcat Walk, Brookeland, Texas 75931; 409-698-2677.