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Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at 9 a.m. at Tharp Funeral Home, 220 Breezewood Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24502 with a memorial service to follow in the chapel at 10 a.m. with Dr. Robert Putt officiating. For those that prefer, the service will be live streamed here.

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Jerry Raymond Nash, 84, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 27th in Lynchburg, Virginia. Jerry was born November 1, 1936 to Raymond Daniel “RD” and Maude Carwile Nash in Concord, Virginia.

The family moved to Lynchburg in 1954 however, Jerry continued his education graduating from Appomattox County High School in 1955. Jerry spent the majority of his adult life as a residential contractor building homes in the Lynchburg area. His many years as a builder and carpenter culminated in teaching the carpentry trade to young people at Old Dominion Job Corps through the National Association of Home Builders. Retiring in 1998, Jerry continued to work part-time in the area for many years after retirement.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 64 years, Geraldine; son Dean and wife Karen of Johnson City, Tennessee; daughter, Gwen Nash Murphy and husband Jim of Forest, Virginia; four grandchildren, Jessica and Raymond Nash, Steven and Laura Murphy, four great grandchildren; a special first cousin, Mildred Ore; as well as five nephews, many other relatives, friends and his faithful companion dog Fred. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, his only sister Martha Nash Starnes and his great granddaughter, Sydney Carwile.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at 9 a.m. at Tharp Funeral Home, 220 Breezewood Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24502 with a memorial service to follow in the chapel at 10 a.m. with Dr. Robert Putt officiating. For those that prefer, the service will be live streamed here. The family asks that condolences, favorite memories, or stories about Jerry be left on the tribute page at the link above.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to The Lynchburg Humane Society (https://lynchburghumane.org) or The American Diabetes Association (https://www.diabetes.org) in the name of Jerry Nash.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

 

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Posted by:
Ken Blackshear

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March 4, 2021

What makes a Man?..this man was made of the best stuff there is. I am a former Job Corps student of Mr. Nash, no matter what your color,race,gender, or background Nash gave us his all and instructed/expected you to do your best, i am better after knowing him than I was before and I am truly saddened by the news of his passing. To the family, thank you for sharing Jerry with us. ".. those granite hands could build a planet without plans.."

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George Carhart

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February 5, 2021

My condolences to the Nash family.I haven't seen Jerry for a few years but always enjoyed seeing him when he came by my shop.I will always remember him as a very kind and cheerful person. RIP my friend.

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Yolanda Mundy

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February 4, 2021

God bless you Jerry. I will miss you terribly. It was an honor to care for you. You are a great man. God bless the family Gwen and Dean you had a terrific father I loved him from the first day we met. God bless the family in their time of grief. Yolanda

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Yolanda Mundy

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February 4, 2021

God bless you Jerry. I will miss you terribly. It was an honor to care for you. You are a great man. God bless the family Gwen and Dean you had a terrific father I loved him from the first day we met. God bless the family in their time of grief. Yolanda

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Ben Starnes

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February 3, 2021

Uncle Jerry will be sorely missed. He was always my favorite uncle and I dearly loved him. He taught us how to water ski and ride motorcycles. In fact, just prior to COVID, my brother Linc and I were planning on riding our Harley's up from Georgia and visiting with Geraldine and Jerry. Unfortunately that never happened. I have vivid memories of Jerry as a child. He would always unbutton his shirt when he got hot in the summer and walk around rubbing his belly. He didn't know how to swim but boy could he water ski! He even would take his beloved dachshund "Heidi" up on skis and her ears would flap in the breeze as she loved it! I also remember how Jerry loved doing some crazy stuff...fireworks, dynamite etc... One time he asked all of us kids if we ever saw water burn? He then poured gasoline in the water on the edge of Smith Mountain Lake and set it on fire. Everyone was so impressed! WOW!!! .... until the tide shifted and the flames started to drift under the dock... everyone started screaming and running and the look on Jerrys face was priceless- he ran to his van and got a fire extinguisher and the problem was solved. That was Jerry- he lived life to the fullest and never saw bad in people, only the good. He loved people and loved other peoples joy. Such a wonderful man. I will miss him forever.

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Jim & Betty Gray

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February 3, 2021

Our sympathies to Geraldine, Gwen, Dean and entire family. We can still picture Jerry rolling up in his van with Fred riding shotgun. He was one of a kind and always a helping hand. Jim spent more time working with Jim over the years and shared a lot of happy times. Jokes and laughter went with Jerry to work. And I will always be grateful to Jerry for rescuing me with his medical training one evening in the 90's while working with Jim. He never hesitated. We wish you all great memories of many fun times to comfort you now. Betty & Jim Gray

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Betty (Moser) Lambdin

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January 31, 2021

We are saddened to learn of Jerry’s death. He was such a kind, generous man with a rich sense of humor. We will keep you, Geraldine, Gwen, and the entire family in our thoughts. Deepest sympathy, Lanny and Betty Lambdin

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Wendy and Dick Singleton

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January 30, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Your tribute is a beautiful picture of his life.

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Patricia Jackson

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January 30, 2021

So sorry to learn of Jerry’s passing. My late husband, Wayne, and Jerry were cousins. Many memories of happy times with the Nash family! May your happy memories bring comfort to your family. Patti Jackson

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Patricia Jackson

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January 30, 2021

So sorry to learn of Jerry’s passing. My late husband, Wayne, and Jerry were cousins. Many memories of happy times with the Nash family! May your happy memories bring comfort to your family. Patti Jackson

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Patricia Jackson

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January 30, 2021

So sorry to learn of Jerry’s passing. My late husband, Wayne, and Jerry were cousins. Many memories of happy times with the Nash family! May your happy memories bring comfort to your family. Patti Jackson

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JW Burton

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January 30, 2021

I have so many wonderful memories of our playing and working together over the years from skiing to pulling sunken boats to building decks and his repairing many things for me. Elaine and I will be in prayer as you celebrate and grieve. JW Burton

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Linwood Canada

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January 30, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. I was very appreciative of Dean messaging me with the sad news. My condolences to Mrs. Nash, Dean, Gwen and the entire family.

 

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