Dwight Nesbitt "Zap," 64, of Chester, Va., surrounded by his loving family, went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 5, 2014. He was the grandson of the late Blaney and Lottie Poole; and the son of David F. and Mary Agnes Nesbitt.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Paulette S. Nesbitt; children, Robert Nesbitt (Megan), Angela Crummett (David), Walt Nugent; siblings, Anthony C. Nesbitt (Sandra), Carlotta N. Bortner (Howard). He was affectionately known as Pappy to five grandchildren, Connor, Graham, Wesley, Corey, and Amy; two great-grandchildren, Autumn and Amaris. He will be dearly missed by several nieces, nephews, and cousins, whom he loved greatly. Dwight is also survived by a loving uncle and aunt of Sumter, S.C., Perry and Margie Poole.
He retired from Philip Morris USA as a fixer and machine operator. He will be remembered for his talent as an artist, love of Harley Davidson motorcycles, gift for body art, knowledge of cars, passion for the USC Gamecocks, and as a skilled bowler. But his real passion was Civil War reenacting, where he held the rank of colonel as an artillery officer with the Army of Northern Virginia.
A service to celebrate Dwight's life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at the Hopewell Church of the Nazarene, 509 Smithfield Ave., Hopewell, VA 23860. Also, there will be a memorial tribute to him at the 150th Anniversary: Battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse in May 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any Civil War battlefield in Virginia in his memory.
The Cremation Society of Virginia is making preparations on behalf of the family.