William F NashMarch 5, 1945 ~ November 26, 2017 (age 72)
William “Bill” Floyd Nash, 72, of Crosby passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 26, 2017, surrounded by family following a long, courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.
He is preceded in death by his father, Woodrow Wilson and mother Norma Ray Nash Terry of Louisiana.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of 49 years, Diana of Crosby; his son William “Billy” Floyd Jr., wife Shannon and grandchildren Meagan, Madison and Trey of Crosby; his son Mark Sr., wife Wendy and grandchildren Mark Jr., Blake, Michael and Ashlynn of Atascocita; brother Melvin “Bo” Nash of Cleveland, sister Nan Peterson of Phoenix, Arizona, and brother Robert “Bobby” Nash, wife Pam of Trinity; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Born March 5, 1945, in Pasadena, Texas, Bill grew up hunting in the bayous with his childhood friend. He and Harold “Doc” Wagers were known as the “Last of the Mohicans” for using longbows to hunt as kids. He enjoyed fishing and bird hunting as an adult, and some of his greatest memories were those he made while helping his boys with their show animals.
Bill had many accomplishments during his time here, but next to being a loving husband and father, few were as important to him as serving the youth of the community. He served as the Crosby 4H Club Manager, was the Project Swine Leader, the President of the Crosby Sports Association and was a youth baseball coach. Bill also served as the Assistant Cub Master under Carl Coleman for Crosby Cub Scouts Pack #264 and was a member of the Optimus Club of Crosby which supported the Boys & Girls Harbor of LaPorte. He was a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and was a charter member of the Crosby Go Texan committee under Don Nichols. Bill was a member of the Sampson Mason Lodge, and the Crosby American Legion Hall. He also taught classes at San Jacinto Community College. Bill made a living as a Piping Designer and Supervisor and retired from Brown & Root.
Bill was proud to serve his country in the Navy on the USS Midway and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was deployed to Japan, Korea, Okinawa, the Philippines, Taiwan, and North and South Vietnam. He received an Honorable Discharge on June 10, 1968.
The family wishes to thank his caregivers, Virgie Green, Dianna Sabala and Denise Wise for their love, kindness, and service to Bill.
Serving as Pallbearers are Jason Douglas, Shane Borom, Robert Nash, John Hynes, Stephen Hynes and Allen Hynes.
Visitation will be held Friday, December 1, 2017, from 5-8 p.m. at Sterling-White Funeral Home at 11011 Crosby Lynchburg Rd., Highlands. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 2, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Sterling-White Funeral Home, and graveside services will be at 1:30 at Ryan Cemetery on 321 between Dayton and Cleveland. Services have been entrusted to Sterling-White Funeral Home 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd. Highlands, Texas 77562. To send the family condolences please visit www.sterlingwhite.com
He lived out the dash between his birth and death dates to the fullest as a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, and community member. He leaves behind a legacy of service and love and will be greatly missed by family and friends.
“What matters is how we live and love, and how we spend our dash.” – Linda Ellis