Marcus E. Nash of Lizella, GA died in the early morning of October 22, 2012. Born on January 28, 1926, on Willow Branch in Franklin County, he lived for most of his life in Frankfort, KY in the Bellepoint neighborhood. He attended a one-room school on Harp Pike and was in the first class of students to enter Bald Knob High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Navy shortly after his 18th birthday and was assigned to the LCS(L) 12, the flagship for Group Eight, which won the Navy Unit Recommendation for its leading role in the assault on Okinawa. After WWII, he worked for General Electric at Appliance Park in Louisville, KY, retiring in 1989. He was an avid fisherman, quail hunter, and gardener. He was the oldest living member of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. He was also active in the local VFW before moving to Georgia a year ago.
He is predeceased by his father, Marcus Nash; his mother, Stella Herrell Hutcherson; half sisters Linnie and Elizabeth Herrell and Pearl Brumbach; half brothers Irving and Richard Tyre; and brother Garnett Nash. He is survived by one son, Dr. Scott Nash (wife Dawn) of Macon, GA; one sister, Margaret Lester of Lexington, KY; one brother, Victor Nash of Hattiesburg, MS; two grandsons, Marcus Coleman Nash (wife Alena) of Macon, GA and Christopher Scott Nash (wife Nicole) of Louisville, KY; and three great-grandsons, Peyton Ezra Nash of Louisville, KY and Ethan Hartley Nash and Aidan Scott Bowman Nash of Macon, GA.
Visitation will be held at Clark Legacy Center on Versailles Road from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 25. The funeral service will be held at Clark’s at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, with burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Dr. Scott Nash, son of the deceased, will officiate, assisted by the Reverend Ray Cummins, nephew of the deceased. A reception for family and friends will be held following the service at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that memorial gifts be made in honor of Mr. Nash to the Pine Point Hospice Skyler Bear Project for Children. Checks should be made payable to “Hospice of Central Georgia,” designated “Skyler Bear-Marcus Nash,” and mailed to: Pine Point Hospice, 6261 Peake Rd., Macon, GA 31210.