Philip Allen Lashley, 62, of Pleasant City passed away Sunday (August 4, 2019) at his home peacefully surrounded by family following his courageous battle with cancer.
He was born July 28, 1957 in Cambridge and was the son of the late George M. and Sharon M. (Butler) Lashley.
Philip was a lifelong resident of Guernsey County, a 1975 graduate of Meadowbrook High School and Guernsey Noble Vocational School where he studied auto mechanics. He retired from Shelly and Sands as a heavy equipment operator/mechanic. He previously worked in all aspects of the oil fields and had been an accomplished mechanic for many years. He was a member of Ohio Operators and Engineers local #18, and Buffalo VFW #8040.
Philip was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, trapping, and especially fishing. He enjoyed spending time at Seneca Lake, whether it was drives or on the lake. He was a very loving and caring father, grandfather, brother, and a friend to many. He never met a stranger and was always willing to help anyone he could. He most enjoyed spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mindy Stone and Cindy Gerrity.
He is survived by two daughters, Heather (Aaron McKinley) Lashley of Ashland and Stephanie (Joe) Womack of Byesville; long time companion, Debbie Carey of Pleasant City; two grandchildren, Parker Conner and Paige Lashley; two sisters, Shelila (Tom) Knox and Maria (Larry) Wilson both of Byesville; several special nieces and nephews, especially Hope(Eric) Snead of Dayton, along with the mother of his children Celeste Lashley of Byesville.
A time of remembrance and gathering for Philip will be held Sunday (August 11, 2019) at Buffalo VFW from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for family and friends. Burial will be at a later date in Buffalo cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Philip’s memory may be made to: Hospice of Guernsey, P.O. Box 1165, Cambridge, Ohio 43725, who was much appreciated and a great help during our time of need.