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John "Jack" R. Nash

Friday, October 5th, 1934 - Friday, May 31st, 2019
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Obituary

John “Jack” R. Nash passed away in his home, surrounded by family, on May 31, 2019 at 2:55 p.m. Jack was born on October 5, 1934 in Allegan, MI to Barbara Maxine Nash. He married Carolyn “Susie” (Walker) Nash on October 27, 1967 in Fennville, MI.

Jack is survived by his son, Josh Nash of Mishawaka, IN and 3 daughters, Tonya Nash of Vicksburg, MI., Kelly (Loren) Fairbotham of Mishawaka, IN., and Challice (David) Dixon of Grand Rapids, MI. Also surviving are his 8 grandchildren, Jordan Nash of San Francisco, CA., Chandler Nash of Shelby Township, MI., Joseph (Derrick) Fairbotham of Elkhart, IN., Austin Dixon of Chicago, IL., Landan Nash of Rochester, MI., Jesse Fairbotham of Mishawaka, IN., Arianna Dixon of Santiago, Spain, Connor Nash of Shelby Township, MI., and 1 great grandchild Kavon Fairbotham of Elkhart, IN.

Jack was a graduate of Allegan High School and Albion College. Jack courageously served in the Army for two years after graduating. He retired from Rockwell International after 35 years of service in 1989. Jack enjoyed golf, but his greatest love was harness racing and his horses. He was a member of the Michigan Harness Horsemen Association.

Visitation for Jack will be on Friday June 7, 2019 from 11a.m.-12p.m. at Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel. Directly following are services from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials donated in Jack’s honor may be given to Heartland Hospice Services of South Bend. The family would like to invite visitors to a celebration of life at “The Silo” at The Grill House at 1 p.m.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 7th, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, June 7th, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Memorials donated in Jack’s honor may be given to Heartland Hospice Services of South Bend, 230 W. Catalpa Drive, Suite D, Mishawaka, IN 46545-8322.
  • Service

    Friday, June 7th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, June 7th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Memorials donated in Jack’s honor may be given to Heartland Hospice Services of South Bend, 230 W. Catalpa Drive, Suite D, Mishawaka, IN 46545-8322.
    Officiant
    Pastor Robert Lynch
  • Interment

    Friday, June 7th, 2019 |
    When
    Friday, June 7th, 2019
    Location
    Oakwood Cemetery / Allegan
    Address
    Lincoln Road / M-40 / Western Ave.
    Allegan, MI 49010
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Reception

    Friday, June 7th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, June 7th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    The Silo
    Address
    1071 32nd St. - M-40 South
    Allegan, MI 49010
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorials donated in Jack’s honor may be given to Heartland Hospice Services of South Bend, 230 W. Catalpa Drive, Suite D, Mishawaka, IN 46545-8322.

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Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 12:51pm
Always in our hearts Grandpa Jack - We love you
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Posted at 08:06am
Sending lots of love to you, Chandler, and your whole family.
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Posted at 07:47am
Nash Family, Sending you peace, prayers & blessings. With love and hugs, REALTEAM Real Estate
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Barry Butler

Posted at 09:15am
Heartfelt sympathies to the Nash family during this difficult time. With caring thoughts to each of you and especially to my friend, Josh.
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Rick and Julie Zeeff

Posted at 07:08am
We are thinking of all of you. You were there for him when he needed you.
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