Sammy McDonald Ash, 77, of Belle, went home to be with the Lord on August 14, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.
Sam was a retired truck driver having worked for Smith Transfer and Yellow Freight Trucking Companies and was a Marine veteran. He was a member of Judson Baptist Church and Teamsters Local Union #175. Sam was the M.W. Past Grand Master of the State of West Virginia, Worshipful Master of Chelyan Lodge #158, DDGM of the 9th Masonic District, a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Grand Representative to the Grand Lodge of Switzerland. He was a member of the York Rite Chapter #47, Kanawha Commandery #4, Red Cross of Constantine, York Rite College #137, Beni Kedem Shrine and the Chelyan Chapter #101 Order of the Eastern Star.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Carl Herbert and Eva Byrd Ash; brothers, Raymond, Danny and Russell Ash; and sisters, Loretta Canish and Geneva Ash.
Surviving are his loving wife, Joyce ‘Daisy’ Ash; sons and daughter-in-law, Sammy McDonald Jr. and Cammie Ash of Flagler Beach, Florida and Darrin Boyd Ash of Marianna, Florida; daughter, Candy Curl of Washington Court, Ohio; brother, Lloyd Ash of New London, Ohio; sisters, Beatrice Faye Moore of Napa Valley, California, Sharon Kay Woosley and Brenda Joan Ash both of Roanoke, Virginia; grandchildren, Dustin Ash, Amber Ash and Darrin Ash Jr.; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, August 18, at Judson Baptist Church, Belle, with Pastor Charles Bolen officiating. Interment will follow in the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veteran’s Cemetery, Institute, with both Military and Masonic graveside rites. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 17, at the church.