Ashland  Joseph
Ashland "Pap" Joseph Sr., 78, of Raceland, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020, in the Community Hospice Care Center surrounded by his family.
Mr. Joseph was born Jan. 31, 1942, to the late Dayton and Geneva Adkins Joseph in Prestonsburg, Ky.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by one daughter, Katrina Joseph; one grandson, Armon Jackson Fraley; 12 brothers and sisters, Meda, Harold Junior, Bob, Paul, Betty Lou, Rosemary, Herman, Buck, Morgan, Tina, Mary Margaret, and Ronnie.
Ash was of the Baptist Faith. He retired from the State of Kentucky Highway Department; he was also a former Emergency Medical Technician and the former owner of Medi-Kare Ambulance Service. He loved watching westerns and embodied a true Appalachian spirit. Ash served in the United States Army. He was an avid sports fan, known in his younger years as Bainey on the football field. Most of all he loved spending time with family.
Surviving is his soulmate of 55 years, Wanda Snow Kendrick Joseph; celebrating their anniversary for 55 years sharing a bologna sandwich, Reese's Cup and bottle of Coca Cola and telling her how much he loved her at least a thousand times a day. Also surviving is one daughter, Casey (Patrick) Fraley; four sons, Harry Joseph, Ashland (Eva) Joseph Jr., Todd Joseph and Joshua Joseph; six grandchildren, Franca (Ryan) Tolliver, Ashland (Elizabeth) Joseph III, Baleigh Joseph, Isabella Joseph, Abigail Fraley and Lucas Joseph; one great-granddaughter, Hazel Katrina Joseph; three sisters, Geraldine Lemaster, Barbara Joseph and Christine Deaton; along with a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Monday, February 24, 2020, at Carman Funeral Home with brothers Jack McCleese and Rodney Vance officiating. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., on both Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, and Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 at the funeral home.
Published on February 20, 2020


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Mary Durfee
Feb 21, 2020
You all are in my thoughts and prayers, may the Lord bless you and keep you ♥️
Kathy wells
Feb 21, 2020
Prayers sent , may God bless you all , Ash was a beautiful Wonderful man
And father.
Evelyn Simmons
Feb 20, 2020
Ash, was a sweet, kind and loving man,, He and Wanda were made for each other, Uncle Guy Adkins ,loved Ash and Wanda so much he , always called Wanda ==Wanda, Snow, when he spoke of them, he said Ash found the best woman that ever was, She was so good to all of them, and it was always plain to see how much, Ash loved her! am praying for Wanda and all the Family==God Bless and Comfort, All.