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Asheville - Calvin Carl Rash, 90, died Saturday, November 9, 2013, at his home.
Mr. Rash was born in Union, SC and was a son of the late Carries Eugene and Addie Foster Rash.
He served in WW II with Patton's 3rd Army, 6th Armored Division in five battle campaigns and at the Battle of the Bulge. He is a recipient of the Bronze Star.
Mr. Rash retired in 1986 from NCI, where he was a tool and dye maker. He enjoyed NASCAR racing, antique cars, and spending time with family and friends.
He was married for 51 years to the late Helen Corn Rash, and was also preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.
Surviving are his children, Gerd Geissel (Lottie) of Germany, Theresa Tweed (Jerry), Phillip Rash (Cindy), Vicky Boyd (Jack), Donnie Rash (Angela), Tim Gaddy (Cynthia), Gina Socher (Sam), and Jamie Rash (Beverly); a brother, Verlon Rash; nineteen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Allen Rash and Lewis Melton officiating and the Asheville High School Marine ROTC Unit providing military honors.
The family will receive friends following the service.
Interment will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday at Cedar Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Alexander, conducted by the Rev. Harold Rash.
The family expresses appreciation to Nola Rash, Charlie Treadway (our red-headed stepbrother), and Monica Mendez for their friendship to our Dad, and a special thank you to CarePartners Hospice and the VA Home Health Care and Bright Star, all his caregivers, including Terry, Penny, Amber, and Jenny from the VA.
Flowers will be accepted and appreciated, or memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.
The on-line register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28806
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Nov. 10, 2013