Obituary of William Lash, Sr.
William T. Lash Sr. (Billy) was born April 29, 1937 in Semoco, West Virginia to the late Alexander Lash and Bessie Green Lash. He died Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the VA Hospital following a brief illness.
He married Joann R. Draper on March 17, 1958 and moved to Buffalo NY from Beckley, West Virginia. From that union they had four children: Belinda, Sandra, William Thomas Jr., and Roberta.
William served in the Airforce and retired from Dresser Industries. He was a devoted father and grandfather and enjoyed fishing, swimming and traveling. He believed and eagerly anticipated the fulfillment of the resurrection hope promised in the Bible at John 5:28, 29.
He was preceded in death by seven sisters, Almeda Schoofield, Lucy Lash, May Ellen Johnson, Mary Neal Parrish, Nellie Callens, Doris Copney and Willie Mae Green; three brothers, Albert, Alexander and Nathaniel Lash.
William "Billy" is survived by Four children : Belinda Denise Lash, Sandra Lavern Lash (Hudson), William Thomas Lash Jr., and Roberta Irene Lash. Ten grandchildren : Theodore Mitchell Jr., Jaslynn M. Nwabugwu, Nicole C. Walker, Kenneth J. Leftwich II, William T. Lash III, Chantel C. Lash, Monica Lash(Edwards), Quintina Stewart, Jessika Stewart, Cletus Stewart, and thirteen great grandchildren.