David Robert Ash, 82, of Scott Depot, West Virginia, formerly of Chester, West Virginia, died at home after a 15-year battle fighting the effects of Agent Orange. He was the son of the late Garnet and Rosella (Thompson) Ash of Chester.
David was a 1958 graduate of Chester High School. He then enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Big Red 1 in Vietnam. He received many Army commendations including the Bronze Star. After serving more than twenty years, he retired at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. David graduated from UTEP and taught school and coached football, basketball, and girl’s track. David was a 50-year member and a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was also a licensed independent catastrophic claims adjuster. David was a past Post Commander and member of the VFW Post 6450 in Chester. He served at local, state, and national VFW levels.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Barbara Stevens Allison Ash. Additional survivors include brothers Leslie (Joan) Ash and Jerry (Sandy) Ash and sister Patricia Larkin, son Jeffrey, daughter Jeanne (Raul) Aun, and grandchildren Jen Ash, Jason, Jacob, and Nathan Aun, stepchildren Samuel (Amy Eckard) Allison, Dawn (Scott) Cosgrove, Margie (Jimmy) McPherson and step-grandchildren Nicholas (Brittany) Cosgrove, Dr. Shaun Allison, Christine Allison, Michelle Allison, Allison Snyder, Aubrey Snyder, and great-grandson Forest Walker Cosgrove.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to your local Hospice or the Potomac Wounded Warriors in WV through the WV State VFW Headquarters.
Rev. Frank and Katrina Lewis will celebrate David’s life, Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Arner Funeral Chapel, at 1:00PM. Friends may visit with his family 2 hours prior to the service from 11:00AM-1:00PM.
Dave’s family requests that face coverings be worn at the funeral home.