CASSTOWN - Gary Owen Nason, 69, of Casstown, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy.
Born in Dayton on March 20, 1943, he was the son of the late Robert W. Nason and Margaret L. Nason.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Susan Lynn Nason; two daughters, Valerie Williams of California and Melissa Smith of Piqua. In addition, three granddaughters, Natalie Williams of California and Megan and Molly Smith of Piqua, survive.
Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Elsie L. Marshall; and brother-in-law, John S. Marshall, both of Troy; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Patricia Shroyer of Piqua, Carol Osner and her husband Toby of Fountain City, Ind.; and one brother, Robert J. Nason of New Lexington.A sister, Barbara J. Draving, and brother, William Nason, preceded him in death, along with sister-in-law, Brenda Hiser of Dayton. Gary had many special friends and relatives, including Khaos Charisse of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and a great-nephew, Ryan Nicholas Evans of Covington.
Gary proudly served his country in the Vietnam War. During his eight-year tour in the Navy, he received a Purple Heart. He was a long-time member of the Troy VFW and the Troy AMVETS.
There will be no memorial service as Gary's wishes were to donate his body to the Wright State University School of Medicine for cancer research. His past life on this earth will be celebrated by close friends and family members, in loving remembrance.