Joe David (Dave) Ash - 1946-2018

Joe David (Dave) Ash was born January 3, 1946, in Ralls, Texas. The son of J.D. Ash (deceased) and Myra (Ash) Vogel of Woodburn, Oregon, Dave graduated from Sheridan High School in 1964. He joined the Oregon National Guard and served honorably from 1965 to 1969. He was married in January of 1966 to Lynn Babcock of Klamath Falls.They lived in Medford, Bend and Sheridan at various times. They had one daughter, Shannon Kay (Ash) Way, of Arkansas. Dave worked most of his life in the construction industry and lived at various times in Oregon, Southern California, Idaho and Texas. It was in Canyon Lake, Texas, where he settled in the mid’90s and stayed for the remainder of his life. His second family were his friends, associates and adopted daughter, whom he raised there. He also loved to work for his brothers’ NASCAR team and his nephew, Brandon Ash, driving in NASCAR West, and a few NASCAR Cup races over the years. David passed away July 25, 2018, in Canyon Lake, surrounded by his daughter, Shanna Ash, and friends. He is survived by his mother, Myra Vogel; brothers, Edgar Ash and Malcolm Ash; daughters, Shannon Way and Shanna Ash; and six grandchildren. 


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