Joseph Harless

Joseph Harless, 57, of Ashford, peacefully went to be with Jesus on July 27, 2014.

Born Oct. 29, 1956, he was a coal miner and a loving, caring father and grandfather. He was especially proud of his daughter and her family and what all she has accomplished through Christ Jesus. He loved being outdoors fishing, hunting and enjoying his time with family.

He is survived by his son, Joseph Smith of West Virginia; his daughter, April Holtsclaw, and her husband, Matthew Holtsclaw, of Georgia; and his loving grandchildren, Zachary and Zoey Holtsclaw. He will also be lovingly remembered by his two brothers, James and Omar Harless of West Virginia, and his four sisters, Helen Webb, Carolyn Shamblin, Sandy Wiseman and Lucille Bernotsky.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet. Burial will follow in Forks of Coal Cemetery, Alum Creek.

Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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