Richard M. Nash, Sr. was born August 12, 1925 in Switzer, SC to the late Fate Nash and Mary Cade Nash. He departed this life on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Richard received his education through the Union County Schools and at Carver High School. Richard was a World War II veteran. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944 to 1945. He had a very strong work ethic. He was a Brick Mason Member, Plumber, Electrician, and Machinist. Richard worked for Spartan Grain Mill, Leigh Fiber Textiles, and after his retirement from Leigh Fibers he continued to work at Piggly Wiggly grocery store until it’s closing. In which he was eighty-five years young. Richard was the voice of the family. He was the family Historian, where he enjoyed telling his family members the genealogy and about living life in Switzer, Woodruff, and Spartanburg. Richard would give advice to any young person that ask. Richard love talking with his favorite and very special nephew Jesse Nash. At the age of eighty-two years old Richard was baptized as a Jehovah’s Witness. Richard was the youngest of seven siblings, all preceded him in death. The late John Cade, Walter Nash, Jesse Willis Nash, Lula Mae Slaters, Mattie Lee Drummond, and Bertha Jones. Also, preceded him in death was his first wife, Nina Bell Goodman Nash; second wife, Edna Mildred Glenn Nash; and son, Alexander Bernard Nash. Richard leaves warm and loving memories to be cherished by his children, Richard M. (Gwendolyn) Nash of Lanham, MD, Richard Warren Nash of California, Ronald Glenn of Spartanburg, SC, Tameka Beatty of Spartanburg, SC, Ruby (Douglas) Anderson, Brenda (Wayne) Lover, Linda Faye (Dodie) Perkins, all of Washington, D.C; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, his Jehovah Witnesses Family Bro. Ernest Howard, Sr. and Bro. Russel D. Evans, Sr. and other loving relatives and friends. Tameka Beatty Richard’s daughter and caregiver lived with him for the last three years of his life. To Tameka all your siblings are forever thankful and grateful. Special thanks to Ms. Delois Martin who also served as a caregiver to Richard. Arrangements are with Community Mortuary, 102 Marion Avenue, Spartanburg, SC.
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