Funeral services for Prince Milton Nash are 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, with Rev. Wilmer E. Cooper officiating. Interment will follow in Clearview Cemetery.
Prince was born Sept. 4, 1935, in Ardmore. He was the fourth of nine children born to David and Almedia Nash. Prince departed this life Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the local hospital.
A lifetime resident of Ardmore, Prince served three tours in the United States Army. His employment included the City of Ardmore's Sanitation Department and the Bell Refinery, which eventually became Vickers. He acquired a degree in accounting from Murray State College, and became an auditor for Golf Properties at the Holiday Inn in Ardmore. Due to deteriorating health, he retired from this position to enjoy time with family and friends.
Prince is preceded in death by his parents; sisters Maxine Bias and Mildred Nash; brothers B.J. Nash, Hallie Nash and Ronald Nash; son Eric Nash; and grandson Katari Nash.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Betty Jean Williams; daughters Phyllis Clark and L. Colleen Lewis, both of Ardmore, Sheryle Roberts (Carl), Fort Worth, Texas, and Patricia Edward (Nate) and Jawana Talley (Matt), both of Atlanta, Ga.; sons Jackie Nash (Trish) and Christopher Nash, both of Oklahoma City, Anthony Nash (Shaquayon), Ardmore, and Prince Nash Jr., Fort Worth, Texas; sisters Maddie Payne, Milwaukee, Wisc., and Sally Murray (Arber), Ardmore; brothers David Nash (Ruby), Las Vegas, James Nash, Ardmore, and Theodore Nash, Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers-in-law Wallace Williams and Nick Brown, both of Ardmore, and Nickolous Holister, Oklahoma City; 46 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services are entrusted to the care of Kirk Funeral Home. The family will receive friends in Kirk Funeral Chapel, this evening from 6 to 8.