Joseph “Joey” Allen Alley, 31, of Lucasville, passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 at Southern Ohio Medical Center Emergency Room in Portsmouth. Born December 23, 1987 in Huntington, WV, a son of Wayne and Loretta Alley, he was a self-employed mechanic, owner and operator of Alley’s Firewood and Parts, and attended Charity Free Will Baptist Church. Joey was a professional drag racer and was loved by all his friends in the racing community. He has been very successful in his drag racing career. Joey won a NOP Championship, has won many N-T races, has been featured in magazines, and will appear on the Discovery Channel, Street Outlaws No Prep Kings series this season. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Michelle Alley whom he married on November 4, 2011; two brothers, Matthew Alley, Kyle Cassady; father and mother-in-law, Mike and Thelma Slusher; two brothers-in-law, Michael Slusher, Matt (Holly) Slusher; three uncles, Duke (Gail) Alley, David Cassady, Tim (Kris) Cassady; three aunts, Roxann Alley, Melissa Alley, Renee (Jerry) Howard; seven cousins, Devin Alley, Amari Alley, Kraig Cassady, Travis Cassady, Brian Cassady, Hailie Cassady, Kara Young; two nieces, Lily Slusher, Micah Slusher; a nephew, Marcus Slusher; a great nephew, Brantley Saunders; a special friend, Brennan Simpkins, and many other friends and family. Joey was preceded in death by his grandparents, Amos “Pap” and Shirley “Nan” Alley, Garfield Cassady, Carolyn Cassady; two uncles, Tony Alley, Frankie Alley, and two cousins, Kurtis and Keith Cassady.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Lowell King and Pastor Gary Dheel officiating. Burial will be at Jacobs Cemetery in Lucasville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to the service on Sunday. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.