James L. Rash, 53, of Pittsburg, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Cantlon Otterness Funeral Chapel in Buffalo. Rev. Stewart Curtwright will officiate. Music will be provided by Jeff and Melissa Cole and Jennifer Kelley. Pallbearers will be Dan Ballard, Dennis Jobes, Mac McCartney, Wayne Adcock, Don Armstrong and Jim Waterfield. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Dunnigan Cemetery under the direction of Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Buffalo. Memorials are suggested to the Pittsburg Volunteer Fire Department.
Born May 25, 1952, in Urbana, he was the son of Jesse Leo and Betty Jo Phillips Rash, who both survive of Pittsburg. He graduated from Hermitage High School in 1970 then went to work at Banquet Foods, later known as ConAgra, in Marshall. After seven years there, he went to W.B. Young and Co. as a shop foreman and ironworker. He then began his own steel fabrication company, J & R Millwright. He retired in 2000 as an ironworker. He was a Baptist.
Additional survivors include his wife, Fleeta, of the home; one son, Randall Rash of St. Louis; one daughter, Tammy Rash of Marshall; one brother, Ronald Rash of Pittsburg; two sisters, Mary Glor of Urbana and Sue Evans of Marshall; three stepsons, Roger Nice, Raymond Nice and Eric Tilson, all of Wichita, Kan.; one granddaughter and seven stepgrandchildren.