In Memory of

Ronald Lee Ashlock

November 27, 1941 - June 5, 2024


Ronald Lee Ashlock passed away on June 5th, 2024 at the age of 82 at his home in Blue Springs, MO with his wife, Jo Dawn (Williams) by his side. He was born in Kansas City, KS to Eugene Thomas and Mary Helen (McCarty) Ashlock. He graduated from Argentine High School in 1960. Ron and Jody were married in 1978 and they spent 46 harmonious years creating music together in various bands across the Kansas City area and spending countless summer days at their cabin on Pomme de Terre Lake with their children and grandchildren. He retired from Lucent Technologies (formerly Western Electric) in 1996 after 35 years of working as a Draftsman, Tool Designer, and Project Manager. He was a talented musician who was a proud member of the Kansas City Federation of Musicians – Local 34-627 for 50+ years as a percussionist, although he played many other instruments. Ron was also an avid sports fan. His favorite teams to cheer for were the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and most of all, the KU Jayhawks. His favorite sport to play was golf, a pastime he enjoyed weekly. His most defining feature, however, was his love and devotion to his faith and family. The thing he loved the most was attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and music performances. He was so proud of them and never missed an opportunity to prove that he was their #1 fan. He was extremely generous, kind-hearted, and enjoyed making everyone laugh with his dad jokes. Ron was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Jo Dawn Ashlock, his daughter and son-in-law, Sandi and Jon Foster of Maricopa, AZ, his sons, Lenny Snow of Kingsville, MO and Michael White of Belton, MO. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Abby, Natalie, and Ben Rolen, Sara and Sydnie Foster, Jason Snow, and Camden Jordan, and three great-grandchildren: Katie (Julian) Crawford, Kyla Snow, and Oliver Jordan. Visitation will start at 5:30pm, Tuesday, June 11th followed by a funeral service at 6:30pm at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, MO. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Kansas City Music Foundation.


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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
You have my deepest sympathy.

Love and Prayers,
Hazel Scarborough

Dear Sandi,

I’m deeply sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts.

With deepest sympathy,


We will sorely miss Ron and all his many talents, including his musical skills. I, Gary, always enjoyed Ron and Jo Dawn on the many musical engagements and all their musical contributions, whether it was Ron playing drums, or Jo Dawn and her singing.

We are sure Ron’s will be along a golden path!

Great man, great joker, great designer, good friend, and he will be missed very much.


Tuesday, June 11, 2024
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Tuesday, June 11, 2024
6:30 p.m.
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063