Jessie Ralph Mash, 82, of Statesville, N.C., passed away Thursday, June 30, 2022, at his home. Ralph was born September 12, 1939, in Ashe County, N.C., to the late Herman Hardin Mash and Viola Cleo Mash.

Ralph owned and operated a sawmill and was a long-distance truck driver. Ralph was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Robert Dale Mash; and two daughters, Vickie Roxanne Cook and Kimberly Renee Matheson; three brothers, Robert Mash, James Mash and wife Peggy Mash, and Ray Mash; one sister Willa Jean Mash; and two sisters-in-law, Hilda Mash and Rita Mash.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 64 years, Nancy Byrd Mash of the home; two brothers, Carl Mash of Taylorsville and Richard Mash of Taylorsville; one sister, Kathy Bowman and her husband Phil of Taylorsville; and one sister-in-law, Lucille Mash. Ralph had six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

A Graveside service will be conducted Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 9 a.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Wesley Hammer will officiate. The Family will receive friends Friday, July 1, 2022, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home.

Memorials may be given to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 191 Sipe Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Chapman Funeral Home is serving the Mash Family.

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