John Richard (Rich) Nash passed suddenly and unexpectedly at home in Coleman MI on June 4.
John Richard (Rich) Nash was born July 21, 1956, in Columbus, Ohio. Born to parents, Richard Hemphill Nash and Shirley Ann (Morgan) Nash, of Friday Harbor, Washington, and Shawnee, Ohio, respectively.
Richard attended school in Swindon England, Shawnee, Ohio, Midland Michigan, and Friday Harbor, Washington, and was a member of the Friday Harbor High School graduating class of 1975.
He returned to Midland for a short time before enlisting in the Navy, and served aboard the U.S.S. Forrestal, 1977-1980. Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy, he returned to Midland, Michigan.
Richard was a very kind, honest man with a quiet manner. He was also quick-witted and very funny. He was generous, genuin, and loving. The best brother we could have ever had.
He was predeceased by his father Richard, his mother Shirley, and brother Jeffrey Nash; grandparents Harry and Rita (Stowe) Morgan of Shawnee, Ohio, and John and Edna (Hemphill) Nash of Friday Harbor, Washington; aunts Karen Clark, Patrica Nash and Nancy Hansen; uncles John (Jackie) Nash, Robert Nash and Ray Hansen; and cousins Peter Levy, Jennifer Tharp, Jennifer Nash and Troy Busch.
He is survived by his sisters Teresa Nash, Susan Nash and Patricia Nash; brother-in-law David Jimenez; and niece, Morgan Nash; aunts, Mary Levy, Patricia Tharp and Sandy Morgan; uncles Pete Morgan, Robert Moody, Sheldon Levy, Michael Tharp and Garry Clark; and numerous cousins in Michigan, Ohio and Washington.
We will all miss him but we take comfort in knowing his spirit is with our family members who have gone before, especially our parents.
A graveside service will be held in Midland, Michigan, Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2 p.m. at Midland cemetery, with a reception to follow.
A memorial for Rich will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8, noon at South Beach, Friday Harbor.
Family and friends are invited to join us.