Hash, Harold Dean

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Harold Dean Hash bid farewell and embraced the hand of his Lord and Savior on Wednesday morning, January 23, 2008. He was born in Sparta, N.C. to the late Reuben and Josie Hash on April 6, 1934.

Harold was one of 23 children. Seven sisters and ten brothers preceded him in death. Harold moved to Pulaski at the age of 12. He attended Christiansburg Institute, Christiansburg, Va. and later enlisted into the Army where he served during the Korean conflict. He married Bonnie Jean Stith on February 20, 1959. He retired from the Army Ammunition Plant after working there 38 years.

Harold Dean was an avid fisherman, hunter, and gardener. He loved NASCAR and was a true Dale Earnhardt fan. One of his favorite outings was the time he spent with friends at Wal-Mart on the bench conversing. He enjoyed tinkering around with automobiles, especially his Ford Fairlane 500, and his truck, Red Fox. He was an active member of the Randolph Ave. United Methodist Church until his health began to fail. His favorite scripture was the 23rd Psalms.

His loving wife, Bonnie, was very dedicated in caring for him during his long illness. She never faltered. On Friday, he told her “I know I married the right woman”. They had six children, Robert Tyrone (Jocelyn) Hash, of Christiansburg, Va., Angela Sue Clark, of Greensboro, N.C., Ravon Dean (Terry) Hash, of Pulaski, Va., Erroll Tremelle (Valerie) Hash, of Roanoke, Va., Harold Spencer (Linda) Hash, of Pulaski, Va., and Shawn (Donna) Hash, of Lynchburg, Va. He had 12 grandchildren, Jawan, Antonio, Brandon, Antonette, Adrian, Marquese, Christopher, Sariah, Tanner, Nyha, Cassie and Kyla; five great-grandchildren; four brothers; and two sisters, Valinda Hash Peoples, of Dublin, Va., Alton (Faith) Hash, of Pickerington, Ohio, Gary (Colette) Hash, of Pulaski, Va., Howard (Debbie) Hash, of Tulsa, Okla., Charlene (Anthony) Hale, of Jonesboro, Ga.; two very special friends, Percy and Ethel Holmes; a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.

The viewing will be January 29, 2008, at 1 p.m. and the Celebration of Life will begin at 2 p.m. with Elder Tyrone Hash officiating. Viewing and funeral services will take place at Randolph Avenue United Methodist Church, 1607 Randolph Avenue, Pulaski, Va., 24301. The interment will follow at Pinehurst Cemetery in Pulaski. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Penn’s Funeral Home, 231 Randolph Ave. Pulaski, Va., 24301, 540-980-1226.