Joseph E. “Joe” Rash, age 83, of Bristol, TN went to be with the Lord June 1, 2012 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mr. Rash was born June 6th, 1928 in Ashe County, North Carolina. He is the son of the late Ham R. Rash and Margaret Woodards Rash. Mr. Rash has lived in the Bristol area since 1948 where he worked with the TVA and was a member of the Teamsters Local Union #549; he was a charter member of Valley Pike Presbyterian Church and King Lodge #461 F&A.M., Scottish Rite and the Jericho Shrine Temple. Mr. Rash is also preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Maude Robinson Rash, two sons, Johnny and Jack Rash, grandson, Brian Ketron, two brothers, and two sisters.

Survivors include daughters, Margaret Wallace and Nancy Ketron; six grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two sisters; three special friends, Linda Scardo, Mickey and Donna Smith.