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Paul Scott Ashbay

February 21, 1968 - November 22, 2021



Paul Scott Ashbay of Stillwater, Oklahoma, formerly of Cadillac, passed away Monday, November 22, 2021. He was 53.

Paul was born February 21, 1968 in Flint, Michigan.

He graduated from Cadillac High School in 1986 and later served in the United States Army. He worked for the Cadillac Utilities Department for 20 years. Paul loved hunting, fishing and playing guitar. He enjoyed working on his hobby farm with chickens and goats. Paul was also proud of his gardens. Above all he was proud of his children and grandchildren.

On December 5, 2015 he married Mari A. Soles and she survives him along with children: Canada (Justin) VanderVelde of Cadillac, Dallas (Chelsea) Ashbay of Mio, Brooke Samora and Kayci Pulasky both of Cadillac; grandchildren: Henry, Julian, Willow VanderVelde, Houghton, Sawyer Ashbay, Sophia Samora, Josiah Pulasky; his mother, Esther Ashbay; siblings: Mark Ashbay of Cadillac, Sue (Aaron) Whipple of Lake City, Sarah (Jim) Burkhart of Mount Pleasant; a biological sister, Jannel Lahring of Flint; and many nieces and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by his father, Dallas Ashbay in 2020 and a biological sister, Angie Issa.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, November 26, 2021 at Living Light Christian Church, 7700 West Blue Road, Lake City, Michigan 49651, with Pastor Dave McMahon officiating. Friends may meet the family one hour prior to the service at church.

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  • Jerry & Diane Leavell - Nov 23rd, 2021 4:40 pm

    "The Lord has spoken and He knew what was best. Your void will be painful but not like the continued health issues that Paul was enduring. I sense there is an incredible Thanksgiving feast planned in heaven. Dallas and Paul were well fed spiritually here on earth and can now be in the loving arms of our Savior. Rejoice !! Their time here was temporary. Their eternal home is awaiting you someday Esther. What a glorious day for the Ashbay’s in heaven. May God warm your heart with strength, support, comfort and love."

  • Tamala Sisson - Nov 23rd, 2021 5:22 pm

    "Very kind with the best smile ever,I'll never forget him.R.I.P"

  • shelly hilts - Nov 24th, 2021 5:51 am

    "Im sorry Mari for the loss of Paul. he was one of a kind. He will be missed"

  • Janice & Mac Finch - Nov 24th, 2021 6:55 am

    "Esther and family, my thoughts and prayers are going out to you. May you feel God’s loving arms around you. I’m sure Paul and his Dad are truly enjoying their reunion in Heaven. May God’s love encircle you and your family. "

  • Lois Darrow - Nov 24th, 2021 12:50 pm

    "Esther, So sorry to hear about the death of your son. Mother’s worse fear of loosing a child. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you and your entire family. Tom & Lois Darrow"

  • ELSIE L MOORE - Nov 25th, 2021 7:53 am

    "Esther and family, so very sorry for your loss. It is difficult to lose a child no matter their age. May you have peace. Blessings."

  • David & Sandy Verdier - Nov 25th, 2021 9:02 am

    "RIP Paul. You will be missed. We know you are at peace now and you are strolling those beautiful streets of gold. Destiny, Cody and Shayanne want you to know they appreciate all you did for them and you were very well loved. Mari, take care and know that you are also loved. "

  • Tim Rusch - Nov 26th, 2021 6:16 am

    "Ride on old friend. I will always love and miss you."

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