Obituary of Derek Linwood Ashworth
On July 1st, 2023 one of the bright stars of this world went to his final home. Derek Linwood Ashworth, 22, of Moneta, passed away.
Derek is survived by parents, Todd and Cindy; sister, Delaney of Moneta; fiancé, Natalie Harvell of Goodview; grandparents, Margaret and Leroy Walker of Moneta and Diane Ashworth of Moneta; uncle, James Ashworth and Lisa of Bedford; aunt, Cheryl Moore and Benny of Roanoke; uncle, David Walker and Kerri of Roanoke; friend as close as a brother, Kyle Wollam and Sierra of Goodview, and numerous other significant friends. Derek was preceded in death by his grandfather, George Ashworth.
Derek was born in Bedford County to Todd and Cindy Ashworth on 9/19/2000. He was a 2019 graduate of Staunton River High School and Bedford Science and Technical Center Automotive program. Derek was employed by Wicked Diesel as a Diesel technician, where he started working as an intern while in High School. He enjoyed helping and serving others whenever possible, by helping them with their vehicles, to simply smiling to brighten their day.
Derek had a selfless huge heart and found joy in sharing it with others. He had the distinct ability to brighten your day. An amazing son, and an awesome big brother, who loved and cared for his family and friends. Sometimes a little goofy, but always caring. The hard working and dependable young man will be truly missed by all who knew him!
The family will receive friends beginning at 1 PM on Sunday, July 9, 2023 at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford and a funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm in the chapel with Rev. Derek Gordon officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
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