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Leslie Gene Ashlock went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 7, 2017. Funeral services will be held at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, 5th street campus on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 2pm.

Les Ashlock, 64, was born September 22, 1952, in Alva, Oklahoma to Doris Adena Reed and Leslie Ashlock. He was the third son of five children. He spent his early years growing up in Alva. Doris married Harold Cellan when Les was 7 years old and Harold became a dad to Les and his siblings.

Les starred on the basketball team at Lambert High School for 2 years. He graduated from Northwest Classen High School in 1970. After graduation he moved to Woodward where he became employed at Fisher grain. He met the love of his life, Toni Thompson, and they were married in Woodward in 1974. Their family became three in 1977 with the birth of their first daughter, Carriann Rebecca. In 1977, after 7 years with Fisher Grain, Les went to work for Selman Construction, where he became a heavy equipment operator and began a career he loved doing dirt work and building oil field locations. 1979 brought the birth of their second daughter, Shelley Melissa and in 1987, they welcomed their son, Jacob Brian, into the world. Les began working at United Services in 1993, where he remained until his retirement in January 2016.

Les wasn't one to wait for everything to be perfect before he decided to enjoy his life. Retirement was a new adventure and he enjoyed it to it's fullest. He loved all things Harley Davidson, reading, grilling out, trying new things, and his church family at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing on his boat with his son in law Travis and grandson Jett, and especially enjoyed fly fishing in Colorado. He was proud of his, and his granddaughter Kyrstan's garden and showed off each and every green bean and tomato they grew. Les and his son in law Brian shared a passion for restoring cars and they spent many hours together planning and plotting their next project. One of those projects was his 1975 GMC Sprint, which became one of his most prized possessions. He enjoyed cooking out and making chili relleños with his daughter Carriann, and he always made too much. He could often be found in the pool with his grandkids and never refused a snow cone from his grand daughter Ashlynn, who was always willing to create custom flavors at his request. He loved going to auctions and rarely came home without a box of stuff for his grandkids. It wasn't unusual for him to have his sweet granddaughters Hallie, Daisy, and Cecily curled up on his lap. He was an artist and a craftsman and enjoyed his daughter Shelley's artwork, always offering a positive comment, even if it was terrible. He shared a love for music and fly fishing with his son, Jacob, and enjoyed playing the harmonica to blues music accompanied by Jacob playing guitar. He also had a special place in his heart for his daughter in law, Kate, or Katie, as he fondly referred to her. He loved his family with his whole heart and would have done anything for them. He was gentle, loving, and selfless, and he loved to make people laugh. He was a man of strong faith and was a strong influence on those who knew him. He was preceded in death by his father, Leslie Ashlock; Dad, Harold Cellan; brother, Vernon Ashlock; brother, Butch Ashlock; Grandparents, Naomi and Sydney Scovel; and grandparents, Sam and Delores Cellan. He is survived by his wife, Toni; daughter, Carriann Cook and husband Brian of Woodward; daughter, Shelley Cook and husband Travis of Woodward; son, Jacob Ashlock and wife Kate of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren, Ashlynn, Kyrstan, Hallie, Daisy, Cecily, and Jett; mother Doris Cellan of Alva; sister Romana Dunn and husband James of Edmond; and brother Mike Ashlock of Woodward.
Published on  June 12, 2017
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