David G. Ashley

David G. Ashley, 65, of Belpre, Ohio, died 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 Lighthouse Baptist Church, had worked for the Parkersburg Visitor Center, and 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, honorary member of the Belpre Masonic Lodge, and had been a District Deputy Grand Master. He was a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan, and loved being with his family and friends. He was citizen of the year for the Sheriff’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 1 p.m. Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Chuck Kiser officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Bank Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 3:30-8 p.m., when Siloam Masonic Lodge will conduct Masonic rites.

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