Obituary for Jimmy Ashby, Palo Pinto County Attorney

May 29, 1942 – May 1, 2019

A lifelong resident of Mineral Wells, Texas, Jimmy Allen Ashby, 76, died Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Service is 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Mineral Wells.
Jim was born May 29, 1942, in Mineral Wells, Texas, to James Walter Ashby and Teddie Haning Ashby. A lifelong resident, Jim graduated Mineral Wells High School in 1960. He attended Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University School of Law, earning his Bachelor of Arts (1965) and his Doctor of Jurisprudence (1970). Jim practiced law in Mineral Wells for nearly 50 years, graciously serving as City Attorney (1973-1976), County Attorney (1977-1980, 2016-present), and District Attorney (1981-1986). He was also Local Counsel for the Palo Pinto County Hospital District in 1995, serving proudly for 21 years. Throughout his legal career, Jim counseled hundreds of individuals, families and businesses with legal issues. He truly was a man of the people.

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