George E. Lash, 87, of Farmland, passed away Saturday morning, August 3, 2013 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.
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He was born March 10, 1926 in Brazil, Ind., the son of Clarence Ray and Mable (Smith) Lash. He honorably served in the US Navy during WW II, spending a lot of his time on the USS LeJeune. He made 38 Atlantic crossings during his tour of duty. As a child, he lived in Cuba, Ill., and Brazil, Ind., where he attended schools. He was a dedicated and hard worker all of his life. As a young man he and his father tended the Ball Estates orchards in Muncie. Later, he began his long time employment at Delco Battery of Muncie, where he was employed for more than 30 years. He enjoyed spending his leisure time camping and traveling. He especially enjoyed a trip he shared with his wife, going to Alaska.
George was a member of the Farmland American Legion and the Farmland Masonic Lodge.
He leaves to cherish his memory a daughter, Naomi Cook (husband, Michael) of Decatur; two sons, Lester Lash (wife, Sue) of Union City, Ind., and Mark Lash of Stonington, Conn.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a loving wife, Joan (Livingston) Lash; five sisters; and one brother.
A service to celebrate George's life is 10 a.m. Thursday at Thornburg Memorial Chapel, Parker City. Burial is at Elm Ridge Cemetery, Muncie.
Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 4-8 pm Wednesday, August 7 at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonshookfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Default Newspaper on Aug. 6, 2013