Carl E. Ash, 70, rural Monroe City, Mo., in Marion County, passed away Monday, July 1, 2019, at the Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal, Mo.

He was born May 4, 1949 in Hannibal, the son of James Edwin and Nora Lee Thomas Ash. He married Mata Lou Arbogast Aug, 26, 1983, in Shelbyville, Mo. She survives of the home.

Also surviving are four sons, Eddie Ash (Kim), Loredo, Mo.; Donald Williams (Heither), Monroe City; and Kenny and Kevin Ash of the home; one daughter, Courtney Deaver (Bart Thomas), Trenton, Mo.; two brothers, James Eugene Ash (Barb), Palmyra, Mo.; and Ronald Keith Ash (Sandra), Kahoka, Mo.; three sisters, Carol Ann White (Wayne), Monroe City; Brenda Lee Hendon (Danny), New London, Mo.; and Sandra Kay Foster (Ronnie), Palmyra. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his mother, Nora Lee; step father Darrel Huff; his father, James; and step-mother, Dixie Ash.

Carl was a member of the Pea Ridge Community Church, Marion County, Mo. He was a graduate of North Shelby High School, Shelbyville.  

Mr. Ash served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  

He owned and operated Ash Construction Company for more than 30 years.  

Carl enjoyed working, tinkering with old cars, watching NASCAR and old westerns on television and fishing. Most of all he enjoyed visiting with friends and spending time with his family. 

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 6, at the Bethel Baptist Church, Palmyra. Pastor Dwayne Larenson officiated.  The Palmyra American Legion Post #174 provided military rites at the church following the funeral service. A private interment will be held at a later date.  

Pallbearers were Eddie Ash, Donald Williams, Kenneth Ash, Kevin Ash, Gage Vandevender and Bart Thomas.  

Memorials may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church or the James Carey Cancer Center, Hannibal.  

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Garner Funeral Home & Chapel, Monroe City.

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