Carroll Tash, auctioneer, county councilman and Master Sergeant, dead at 80

Carroll Tash, auctioneer, county councilman and Master Sergeant, dead at 80


Carroll J. Tash, 80, of Pekin passed away Sunday, December 28 at 4:30PM at Floyd Memorial Hospital due to a sudden illness.


Tash was a face very familiar to Washington County and Southern Indiana — having co-owned T&S Auction Service and auctioned for over 50 years. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County, owner and operator of the family farm.

He was a life member of Pekin Church of Christ, charter member of East Washington Lion’s Club, East Washington Alumni Association and a sponsor of East Washington Little League Baseball.  He was a board member of Washington County Memorial Hospital for many years.  He was a County Councilman for 24 years, 12 years as Chairman of the Board.  He was active in Indiana National Guard for 16 years and retired as Master Sergeant.

He was born February 15, 1934 in Washington County the son of Jesse and Estell Johnson Tash.

Carroll married Nellie Hargis on April 14, 1954.  He is survived by his wife:  Nellie Tash of Pekin, a son:  Bryan K. Tash of Pekin, a daughter:  Janelle Tash Hagan (Billy) of Pekin, a brother:  William Tash of Biloxi, Mississippi, and a sister:  Marjorie Mindell (Harry) of Louisville, Kentucky and three grandchildren:  Joni Tash Wilder, Staci Nicole Tash and Trevor Dean Tash Hagan.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister:  Lucille Tash Kay.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00PM at Weathers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 10am until time of service.