Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
September 26, 2011 12:04 pm EDT


DANVILLE — Mitchell Lee “Papa” Lashley, 39, of Flat Run Road, Danville, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 1, 1972, in Zanesville to David H. and Mary (Hall) Lashley. He was a cadet for the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, serving as a deputy for seven years. He spent six years on the Danville Police Department, where he was a sergeant, and was recently a private investigator. He also volunteered for the Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District for 14 years. He was a member of the Fredericktown Church of Christ, and loved helping kids in the 4-H program. He also enjoyed performing magic shows.

He is survived by his wife, Christina (Devore) Lashley of Danville, whom he married July 24, 1993. He is also survived by his two daughters, Ariel and Sarena Lashley of the home; his parents, David H. and Mary Lashley of Danville; two brothers, David J. (Rachel) Lashley of Danville and Jacob (Nicole) Lashley of Mount Vernon; two nephews, Ian and Cloyd; and a niece, Crystal.

He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Barbara Lashley; and a grandfather, Spencer Hall.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville with Pastor Monte Vance officiating. Burial will follow in Workman Cemetery. Visitation is two hours prior to service time at the funeral home. Visit

Memorial donations may be made to the Lashley Children Scholarship Fund, c/o Killbuck Savings Bank, P.O. Box 50, Danville, OH 43014.

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