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Archie Michael Ashe
July 21, 1948 - March 31, 2020

Archie Michael Ashe

Archie Michael Ashe
Jul 21, 1948 - Mar 31, 2020

Archie Michael Ashe
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Archie Michael Ashe age 71 of Knoxville, TN passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
Born July 21, 1948 in Powell, TN to Willard P. and Bonnie E. Ashe. He graduated from Powell High School, class of 1966. Archie married the love of his life, Betty Sue Ashe, on August 10, 1986. He was as accomplished vocal musician for 30 plus years followed by a career in painting and restoration. He was an avid UT fan, loved music, nature, and his family.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Betty Ashe; children, Shelley (Derrick), Laura Ashe (Mark Baxter), Bonnie Ashe (Amanda), and Michael Ashe; brothers, Malcolm, Charlie (Shirley), and Roger Ashe; grandchildren, Jocelyn, Dominic, Derrick, Maxon, and Donavan; best friend and constant companion, Sam.
Preceded in death by his parents; siblings, George W. Ashe, Billy Joe Ashe, and Bonita G. Miller; beloved sister in laws, Jane Ashe and Micki Mode Britt.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, August 8th from 2pm-5pm at the Knoxville Hilton Downtown. Masks will be provided. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Ashe family and invites you to view and sign the online registry.

Jon Schwabe on Jul 25, 2020

I played music with Archie from 1983-86. He was a great singer and very good bandleader. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was a straight-shooter. I will always remember him fondly. Jon Schwabe

Betty on May 11, 2020

My love, my soul mate, I miss you everyday. Betty Ashe

Butch Thacker on Apr 6, 2020

From the early days at the Showcase to the days at the Tiki in Daytona and later at the flea market, Archie was and is a good friend. I will never forget him or his parents and siblings. Condolences to Betty and the family. Rest in peace, Arch.

Laura Ashe on Apr 6, 2020

I love you so much daddy. I miss you so much.

George Gregg on Apr 5, 2020

Members of the archie ashe praying for the family we lost s great friend the adhe family was like family i know w hate to let him go he's in a better place rip archie love you George E Gregg

Michele Beal on Apr 4, 2020

Archie was family to me, he was so funny and always so nice to me, a loving husband, father and grandfather to his beautiful family, sorry for your loss Ashe family, you were so lucky to have him in your life, we will never forget the laughter and joy of knowing him

Alisha Berkhimer on Apr 4, 2020

A man a never heard ine bad word about, a man who do anything for his family. They were so lucky to have you because some people never have a husband nor a father aa great as Archie. Prayers to all of you and i know i been praying for y'all

Kenneth Mode on Apr 3, 2020

Thank you Archie for the kindness you have always shown me . My prayers are with Betty , Shelley, Laura and Bonnie.

Tom Kesterson on Apr 3, 2020

Heart felt thanks for Archie's life, he was a dear friend since 1965. We both lived on Irwin Rd for decades. Archie played football at my parents yard where I currently live. His humor, laugh and smile I will never forget. I loved him as a brother ! We stayed in contact often. My prayers go out to his family and loved one's. His memory will always be with me. Tom Kesterson

Brenda Rogers on Apr 3, 2020

Archie was one of the most amazing showman , singer anywhere! He will be missed! Heaven got an amazing Angel for its band! Prayers for comfort and healing for BETTY and all the family and friends 🙏🙏R.I.P. 🙏

Lonnie Carver on Apr 2, 2020

Arch was a mentor and encourager to me. He had a huge influence on my performing skills. I will be forever grateful for having known him.

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8
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Knoxville Hilton Downtown
501 W Church Avenue
Knoxville, TN, United States 37902
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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