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Loved ones celebrate life of former FAMU professor

Loved ones celebrate life of former FAMU professor
Loved ones celebrate life of former FAMU professor
Posted at 6:23 PM, May 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-12 18:23:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Dozens of people gathered at Watson Temple to celebrate the life of Former Florida A&M University Professor Dr. Clyde Ashley on Saturday.

A professor, friend, beloved father and grandfather, Dr. Clyde Ashley played a role in the lives of many people at Florida A&M and the community.

Loved ones remembered Dr. Ashley through musical performances, scripture, and stories about his life.

His son, Raymond Ashley told guests about how his father impacted his life.

"My dad told me no matter what, without your mom, your dad, and God you would not be here," said Ashley. "My father taught me many lessons and it's just to much to go through."

Dr. Ashley passed away May 2 in his office at Florida A&M.

Dr. Ashley taught students at FAMU's School of Business and Industry for more than 30 years.

Former students and coworkers of Dr. Ashley also attended the memorial service.

Many of them said he was a remarkable professor and an amazing rattler.