David G. Ashley, 65, of Belpre, died Saturday (Jan. 4, 2014) at the Heartland of Marietta.
He was born in Middleport, Ohio, on Dec. 8, 1948 and was the son of the late James Edgar Ashley and Virginia Jo Wise Ashley Betz of Hillard, Ohio. He was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church, had worked for the Parkersburg Visitor Center, had been general manager for the Holiday Inn in Parkersburg for 25 years. He was 32nd degree Master Mason, Past Master of the Siloam Lodge #456 of Cheshire, Ohio three times, and honory member of the Belpre Masonic Lodge, had been a District Deputy Grand Master. He was a life long Cleveland Browns fan, loved being with his family and friends. He was citizen of the year for the sherriff's department. He had been a certified boxing judge, and a country and western promoter. He had been a promoter for area race tracks including West Virginia, Hilltop, Ohio Valley and Zanesville speedway. He had also raced stock cars.
Survivors include his mother, his wife Melanie Kernan Ashley, a daughter, Lisa ( John) Turrill of Belpre, son, Jeffery Radabaugh of Belpre, son Shane F. (Angela) Radabaugh of Belpre, and a daughter, Kimberly (Douglas) Boyer of Belpre. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Ashley (Tim) Holbert, Elisabeth (Chad) Hoon, Shane F. (Holly) Radabaugh II, Wesley (Kelly) Radabaugh, Brady Radabaugh, and Heidi Radabaugh. Two sisters, Myra Kearny, Cressa (Mike) McDonald, and James F. (Dannelle) Ashley and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre with Pastor Chuck Kiser officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Bank Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 3:30 till 8 p.m. when Siloam Masonic Lodge will conduct Masonic rites.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome-.com.