Col. (Ret.) Jesse N. Nason, passed away peacefully on 12 September 2008 in Universal City, TX at the age of 69 with his loving family at his side. Born January 21, 1939 in Birmingham, AL, to Frank and Helen (Harris) Nason, he was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Frank, Jr. and Alonzo, and in-laws Melvin and Mary Hill. He is survived by his loving wife Juanita, his sons Kevin and Wife Leesa (Sparks) Nason of Plano, TX, his son MAJ Keith and wife Dr. Vanessa (Morris) Nason of Birmingham, AL, two sisters Dennie Foster of Bronx, NY and Helen Greeson of Atlanta, GA., four grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and in-laws. COL Nason graduated from Tuskegee University in 1961 where he met his wife Juanita of 47 years and entered the U.S. Army in April, 1963. He taught high school in Atlanta, GA before entering the Army. He later received his graduate degree from Boston University, and graduated from the Command & General Staff College. His career included assignments at Valley Forge General Hospital, Letterman Army Hospital, Augsburg General Hospital, and Landsthul Army Medical Center in Germany, the 44th surgical hospital and the 21st replacement hospital in Seoul, Korea, Fort Sam Houston, and a tour in Vietnam. Memorial services will be held on 3 October 2008 at Chapel No. 1 (Main Post Gift Chapel) on Fort Sam Houston at 10:00 O'clock A.M. Following memorial services, presentations and military honors will be conducted at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association in COL Nason's name. Colonial Funeral Home.
Published in Express-News on Oct. 1, 2008