Donald "Don" Ash, 75, of California, MO, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Boone Hospital Ctr. in Columbia, Mo. He was born on August 18, 1943, in California, Mo., the son of Oscar Ash and Edith (Hodel) Ash, both of whom preceded him in death. Don was united in marriage on December 17, 1966, at the First Baptist Church in California, Mo. to Sharon Bledsoe who survives of the home. He worked at California Manufacturing for 19 years, then went to work for the Missouri Dept. of Corrections as a Chemical Plant Supervisor until his retirement after 21 years. After his retirement, he became the personal assistant for 10 years to the owners of Arkansas Valley Feathers. Don was a member of the First Baptist Church in California, also a member of California Eagles 4027 and Jefferson City Eagles 2693. He enjoyed mushroom hunting, crappie fishing, growing tomatoes, going to the casino's, and loved riding 4 wheelers and spending time with his son and beloved granddaughter. Don never met a stranger young or old! He is survived by his wife Sharon Ash of 52 years who survives of the home; one son, Branden Ash of California, Mo.; one granddaughter, Kaliyah Dawn Ash of California, Mo.; brother-inlaw, David Bledsoe and wife Hazel of California, Mo.; two sistersin- law, Shirley Connell and husband LeRoy of Republic, Mo. and Jackie Carver of Boonville, Mo. and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Officiating will be Bro. Larry Marriott. Interment will be at the California City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Kaliyah Dawn Ash College Fund C/O the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo.