Charles Allen Nash
Charles Allen Nash of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, died October 14, 2001 after illness associated with malignant melanoma.
He was born November 27, 1933 in Bristow, Oklahoma. He served 10 years in the U.S. Air Force and 13 years in the U.S. Army. He retired in 1976 as Sergeant Major. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal in 1967 for service in Vietnam 1966-1967, and again in 1976, for meritorious service as a Chief Data Processing NCO in Europe in 1972-1974. He received the Bronze Star Medal in February 1971 for
meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces in the Republic of Vietnam.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Lena Nash and brother, Lewis Nash Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Barbara E. Nash; one stepdaughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Ted Mayberry of Lynchburg; one stepson and daughter-in-law, James and Betty Jo Baker of Missoula, Mont.; three granddaughters, Jennifer Carey, Jamie Baker and Bobbie Baker; an uncle and aunt, Eddie and Juanita Nash of Pryor, Okla.; a niece, Stacy Edmonton and several cousins, his faithful dog, Pokey.
The family will have a visitation at Reynolds Funeral Service, Waynesboro from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Graveside services will be conducted at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts may be made to any cancer treatment or research center of choice in order to fight the ravages of melanoma.
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