Lasher 001Frank Lyle Lasher

Frank Lyle Lasher of 155 Central Ave., Craigsville, went home to his Lord from Kings Daughters Community Health & Rehab in Staunton, Virginia on Sunday, March 3, 2013 after an earthly journey of more than 103 years.
He was born March 27, 1909 in Fredonia, Kansas, the son of the late George and Mary Ethel Lamar Lasher.
Frank worked for a cement company in Humboldt and Iola, Kansas. He later worked in Wichita, Kansas and then transferred to Chattanooga, Tennessee. Frank was transferred to Fordwick, Virginia in 1937 and began working for Lehigh Portland Cement Company as a foreman. After WWII he opened a restaurant in Craigsville and continued to operate that with the help of his wife for several years. In the early 1950’s he worked as a manager of a men’s haberdashery and completed his working days with Home Beneficial Insurance Company for the next 20 years. After retirement, Frank worked on the board of assessment for Augusta County and also served on the board of equalization.
Frank served the community and church. He was on the Town Council of Craigsville for several years. He was the last surviving charter member of the Craigsville Lions Club, a membership that lasted more than 73 years. Frank was a member of two Masonic Lodges. He was Past Master of the Millboro Lodge No. 28 and was recently recognized for 60 years of service. He was a member of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, where he served as Sunday School Superintendent, Certified Lay Speaker, a Lay Leader, the men’s bible teacher, Board of Trustees and the Chairman of the Administrative Council. He loved music and sang in the church choir for many years and sang on a number of special occasions as well as in community plays.
On June 30, 1941, Frank married Mamie Elizabeth Hays, a union that lasted more than 71 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Jeffrey R. Lasher of Swoope, Virginia; 5 grandchildren, Jeffrey D. Lasher, Joel Lasher, Kelsey Lasher, Jonathan Flynn and Jason Flynn; 3 great grandchildren, Aidan, Olivia and Katie; a son-in-law Rev. Roy Flynn.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Lasher Flynn; a grandson, Eric Flynn; and 3 brothers, Lynn, Philo and Lawrence Lasher.
A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 10, 2013 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church with Reverend Ryan Schaeffer officiating and Reverend Mike Herring assisting. Interment will be in Craigsville Presbyterian Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jonathon Todd Flynn, Jason Lasher Flynn, Joel Nathaniel Lasher, Jeffrey Dean Lasher, Matthew Wilcher and William Lee Wilcher. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Connor, Don McDonaldson, Mike Wallace and Andrew Workman.
The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m., Saturday evening at Craigsville Funeral Home. Masonic Rites will be provided by Millboro Lodge No. 28 A.F.&A.M. Lions Club Honors will be provided by the Craigsville Lions Club.
Online condolences may be made to www.mclaughlinandyoung.com

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