Rick Gene Nash

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Rick Gene Nash

Birth
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Death 3 Apr 2014 (aged 61)
Bedford, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 127466892 · View Source
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Rick G. Nash passed away April 3, 2014. Rick was born October 25, 1952 in Fort Worth to Bob and Wanda Ward Nash. He began his career in the fire service as a volunteer firefighter at the age of 15. Upon graduating from L D Bell high school in 1971 he enrolled at TCJC and graduated with an Associates degree in Fire Science. It was there where he met Mary Lou Mason and they were married January 10, 1976. Rick was the epitome of a loving father, husband, all around family man and community servant.

He was the third paid member of the Bedford Fire Department, and he retired after 36 years of service with them. Most recently Rick enjoyed working at Donna Park Elementary as well as owning Rick's knife shop, an online retail store. Rick was a longtime member of Martin United Methodist Church where for years he manned the BBQ smoker at the Lord's Acre Fall Festival and was a member of The Journey Class. Rick served as a mentor to the Boy Scouts, helping them earn their fire related badges and was one of the founding members of the Citizens Fire Academy and CERT. He participated in Amateur Radio (W5AWQ) and a member of Tarrant County RACES for 20 plus years, and Santa USA, and was active in local political campaigns. He loved his furry companions Annie, Macy, Holly, Biddie, and especially his best buddy Belle, who lived for rides in "their" beloved truck. Rick also enjoyed classic movies and TV and collecting and playing ukuleles and trumpets.

Rick is survived by his loving wife Mary Lou and daughters Niki Nash of Austin and Angie Nash of Hurst. Father Bob Nash of Keller, Brothers Randy Nash of Fort Worth and Tim Nash of Euless, Sisters Connie Fleming of Keller and Kelly Maddox of Arlington, Mother-in-law Mary Mason of Hurst.

His Memorial service will be held 11:00am Saturday April 12, 2014 at Martin United Methodist Church in Bedford. In lieu of flowers, please donate to http://tinyurl.com/RickNashFund

Rick was a true gentleman and will be sorely missed by all that knew him.


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  • Created by: Carolyn Womack
  • Added: 5 Apr 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 127466892
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rick Gene Nash (25 Oct 1952–3 Apr 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 127466892, ; Maintained by Carolyn Womack (contributor 47742778) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.