James Conley “Pete” Rash

James Conley “Pete” Rash, 80, of Litwar, WV, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019, at his residence.

Pete was born November 29, 1938 in Litwar, WV a son of the late Conley and Agnus Sisk Rash.  He was a timber mill foreman. He was a devoted Christian and loved going to church, spending time with his family and working in his garden.

In addition to his parents Pete was preceded in death by his wife, Verbal Rash; one sister, Ruby Fanning; one brother, Johnnie Rash and his special companion, Bell Bell.

Survivors include three sons, Dereck Rash and wife Drema of Litwar, WV, Darin Rash of the home, and Davin Rash and wife Tonya of Harmony, NC; special granddaughter, Lakyen Rash of Litwar, WV; step grandchildren, Jessica Justice of Long Pole, WV, Summer Justice and Zachary Justice both of Harmony, NC; one sister, Margie McNew and husband Glen of Morgantown, WV; and one brother, Donnie Rash and wife Brenda of Morgantown, WV.

Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday morning, October 9, 2019 at 11 o’clock with Pastor Ricky Ferrell officiating at the Lockhart Cemetery on Short Pole near Panther, WV, with burial to follow. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. 

Friends may visit with the family Tuesday evening, October 8, 2019 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV.

Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV, is assisting the Rash family.

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