James Donald Ashmore, 69, of Maysville passed away on Friday, February 3, 2012 at the Purcell Municipal Hospital. He was born February 7, 1942 in Coleman, Texas to W. D. and Helen (Pitt) Ashmore. James grew up in Whiteface, Texas. He married Ophelia Rowe on July 7, 1961 in Levelland, Texas. James worked as an electrician for Amoco in Andrews, Texas for a number of years. Then he worked for Centrilift Hughes for 21 years, working in Andrews and Marshall, Texas, Laurel, Mississippi, Shiner, Texas, and retired from there in Lindsay, OK . In 1997 James and Ophelia moved to Maysville. He loved picking and singing and was in a band for a number of years in Texas, and even named his guitar, Martina. James liked to do woodwork and make sawdust as he called it. He loved gardening. James looked forward to meeting with his Bible study group every Saturday morning. He loved high school basketball and enjoyed going to the games. His wonderful sense of humor was always a mainstay in his life. James attended and was a deacon in the 7th & Monroe Church of Christ in Purcell, OK. He was a people person and will be dearly missed by his family and many friends. His survivors include his wife of 50 years, Ophelia of Maysville, OK. 2 daughters: Angi Moore of Marshall, Texas and Jami Smith of Amarillo, Texas. His mother, Helen Ashmore of Whiteface, Texas. Brother, Mack Ashmore of Whiteface, Texas. 4 sisters: Linda Asich of Kingman, Arizona; Judy Martin and husband Syd of San Antonio, Texas; Suzanne Long and husband Donny of Hallettsville, Texas; and Pattie Obelgoner and husband Robert of Hallettsville, Texas. He was “Pops” to one grandson, Greg Ehrenberg and 4 granddaughters, Cortni Golden and husband Dakota; Desiree Goodson; Chevi Smith & Forrest Holt; and LakeAnn Hunt. 6 great grandchildren: Shelby, Noah, Clayton, Teryn, Greg, and Vivyan. And many nieces and nephews. James was preceded in death by his father, W. D. Ashmore; his Aunt Jo and Uncle Marvin Lovell; and his in-laws, Rena and Amos Rowe. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the 7th & Monroe Church of Christ in Purcell, OK. Arrangements are under the direction of John Williams of Winans Funeral Home, Maysville, OK. There will be no visitation, so you may send condolences to our website: www.winansfuneralhome.com.