Timothy Allen Nash
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LAKE WORTH, Fla. — Timothy Allen Nash, 47, son of Barbara and Ray Nash of Bluefield, Va., passed away after a short illness at his home in Lake Worth, Fla., on Wednesday, April 23rd. Tim lived the first 24 years of his life in Bluefield. His family, friends, schools, and community helped shape him into the exceptional man he became. Tim was born August 8, 1960. His sister Terri (wife of Charlie Cole) remembers a brother who was creative and loved the outdoors. This interest led him to the Boy Scouts where he became an Eagle Scout and was inducted into Order of the Arrow. To earn these awards he spent time alone in the woods, learning to survive on what nature provided. His family remembers a young man who loved learning for learning’s sake. He read encyclopedias, even taking them to school to read between classes. In school his drama, art, and music talents emerged. At Graham High School he starred in a Virginia state winning contest play. He also worked in a production with the Summit Players. His classmates voted him Most Talented and Best Actor. For art lessons he turned to Jill Pritchett, a local artist. It was a talent he practiced the rest of his life. He played guitar, later designing and making his own instrument. After graduation from GHS, Tim went to Southwest Virginia Community College where he graduated with a degree in Electronics. After graduation, he traded the mountains that had molded his youth for the ocean which shaped the man.In Florida he lived with his uncle Jack Nash and his children, Jackie, Pam, and Gail, while working for Larry Smith Electronics, installing autopilot systems on ships and yachts. Later he enrolled at Florida Atlantic University where he earned a degree in Communications. At FAU he met Carole Anne Sisto, a special education teacher, whom he married October 16,1987. They were soul mates who devoted themselves to each other for the 20 years they were married. Both liked to read, travel, and watch old movies. Their travels took them around the United States and frequently to Germany and France. Tim wrote an article about European castles while his love of Impressionist painters inspired him to paint people and landscapes of the French countryside. He put into a shadow box simple things such as bus transfers and matchboxes gathered on his travels and used the display as a coffee table top. Kitchen cabinet handles were spoons he and Carole found in Europe. Their home was a showcase of his talent and continuous creative projects. The kitchen floor became a canvas for a mosaic tile design. He turned the Florida room into an art studio where he made his guitar. Here he created his commissioned projects such as portraits and architectural and ship models. Tim’s deep interest in World War II helped him recreate warplanes for veterans.His Bluefield family members were recipients of his creative spirit. To Terri and Charlie Cole, he sent wind chimes made of sea glass he collected along the beach. To their sons and his nephews — Chaz, Will, Cameron, and Christian — he sent a clock made from a CD. His parents have a collection of his paintings in oil, pastels, and watercolor.Art was also part of his career. At Planned Parenthood of the Palm Beach Area, Inc., he designed and created brochures and counseled children at risk and the community about the dangers of HIV/AIDS. For his work in the community, Tim was honored as an Outstanding Young American in 1991. The last few years, he was employed at Norton Art Museum in West Palm Beach in the accounting department. Henry David Thoreau wrote words that describe Timothy Allen Nash best: “He hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears.” From his boyhood in Bluefield to his life with Carole in Florida, Tim lived those words. He loved the casual life and creating art out of nature and simple manmade objects. His idea of relaxation was to lie with his wife on a noodle for hours in the warm August ocean water. On April 23rd, this unique man left the people he loved and who loved him, but he also left behind for them a wealth of personal objects and memories. Besides his wife and his Bluefield family, he will be missed by an extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws. Carole Nash will hold a celebration of her late husband’s life in Lake Worth, Fla., on May 31st, an anniversary of the day they met. Barbara and Ray Nash and Terri and Charlie Cole and their sons will hold a memorial service to remember Timothy Allen Nash at the overlook shelter atop East River Mountain on Saturday, May 1Oth at 11:00 a.m. The family is accepting donations for the Timothy Allen Nash Memorial Fund. Donations can be sent and made out to Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church; 1901 Virginia Avenue; Bluefield, VA 24605. To leave personal condolences online, visit www.legacy.com

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Published in Bluefield Daily Telegraph from May 6 to May 7, 2008.
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May 21, 2008
Dear family,
My heart goes out to all of you during the time of this tragic loss. Tim was one of the good guys and a great cousin. His kind and gentle nature is something that I will always remember about him. Although our lives get busy and we don't stay in touch as much as we should, Tim phoned me recently to tell me how much it meant to him to have our friendship when he first moved to Florida. The joy in his voice when he spoke about his wife Carole and how he had married the "best woman in the world "was so touching to me. Tim was an incredible guy and his presence in this world will be greatly missed.
Bob & Gail Holland
May 13, 2008
Dear Barbara, Ray,Terri,
We are so sorry to learn of Tim's death. Please know that we understand and feel your pain. It has been 3 1/2 years since we lost Mary Ann, and it is still overwheling at times, but you can survive it.
Family, friends, and a strong faith in God has gotten us through it. Rely on your family, friends, and lean heavily upon your Heavenly Father. We will never understand the "why" of things, but He knows the big picture and we have to trust that He knows what is best.
Love and Prayers,
Libby and Sonny Scott
Libby Scott
May 8, 2008
Dear Barbara, Ray, Terri and family,

Tim was a great friend and true pal. He and I had so much fun growing up; we were real buddies during our boyhood years, and we shared lots of really good times during high school too. Tim will always be special to me because he was one of those few "make the extra-effort" people who actually did keep in touch over the years. Now that's a pal!

With my deepest condolences,
Jackson Farley
May 7, 2008
Dear Ray, Barbara Nash, Teri Cole and extended family, Ann and I want to offer our heartfelt sympathy to all in the passing of Tim. While we did not know him, our acquaintance goes way back to his Smith great grandparents, since I grew up next door to them. Of course, during my ownership of Fox & Thompson, I came to know more of the extended family. May God bless each and all at this very sad time.
Sherman Branch, Jr.
May 7, 2008
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Nash and my dear friend Terri,

I was heartbroken at the news of Tims passing. I thought so highly of him. He was a wonderful and dear young man
who always had a smile on his face and had the gift of making others feel important and good about themselves. He was instrumental in what was a magical time period of our lives.
"The High School Years"

I will keep you all in my heart and in my prayers.

Sadly,
Sharon
Sharon Stout-Henderson
May 7, 2008
Dearest Barbara and Ray,
I am so very sorry to hear of Tim's passing.
I remember babysitting Tim and Terri and it seems as if it were yesterday.
May God comfort and keep you and your family in this terrible loss.
You are in our thoughts and prayers always.
Love,
Cathy Cordle Thompson and Family
Cathy Thompson
May 7, 2008
Terri,
So sorry to read about your brother, please know you and your family are in our prayers.
Karen Simon
May 7, 2008
Tim was a good friend when we were growing up and will be greatly missed.
Pam Nuckols
May 7, 2008
We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. Albert & Delores Shrader
Shrader Albert
May 7, 2008
Terri - I was very sorry to read about your loss. Love and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.
Gina Pullano
May 6, 2008
Words cannot express my shock of hearing of Tim's death. Sweet memories flood my mind from attending art classes at Jill's studio. Know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rev. Mona Mitchell Jackson
May 6, 2008
Mr. & Mrs. Nash and Terri. I am so sorry to here of the loss of Tim. I knew a little but not like he really was. He was an extraordinary person. I know you will miss him greatly. May God bless each of you.
Michael Copley
May 6, 2008
I just read about this very special man and felt the need to let you know how much I enjoyed hearing about his life. I did not know him, nor any of you, but the way this memorial was written touched me. I know your loss is great.
Lucy Propst
May 6, 2008
Dear Ray and Barbara,

Tim was an amazingly talented man. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Terri and family during this time of sorrow.
Ralph and Jean Brown
May 6, 2008
Ray& Bar so sorry for your loss Lowell davis
Lowell Davis
May 6, 2008
Barbara, Ray and family,
Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We worked with you and Ray at Betsy Ross Bakeries a long time ago. Me in the office as Sue McKinney and later Gary in relay. This is my 45th year and Gary's 36th still in the baking business but now at Flowers Baking Co. of WV.
Sue & Gary Furches
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