Danny Charles Nash was born in Macon County, TN on March 22, 1957 to the late Donel Marshal Nash, better known as “Buster” and Georgie Ellen Glover Nash. He was one of six siblings born to this union. Besides his parents, one brother, Dennis Nash also preceded Danny in death.
At the age of eleven, Danny attended a tent revival where he heard the gospel and was saved. Danny joined Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church where he was Sunday School Treasurer. He was ordained on June 23, 2006 as a Deacon of the church.
Danny was a very loyal church member and loved his Church family.
As a young man, he met Sheila Marie Knight. They fell in loved and on March 26, 1977 they were married. They were blessed with thirty-five wonderful years together and one daughter, Amy. On March 22, 2003, Danny welcomed his first and only granddaughter into the world, Kyra. Kyra was her Pa’s pride and joy. No matter who you were, you always heard a story about Kyra. Not only did they share that special bond, they also shared the same birthday. Sheila always told everyone that she saw Danny cry with joy, for three days when Kyra was born. You seldom saw Danny and Sheila apart and you could feel the love that they shared together.
Danny was a kind and gentle hearted man, giving of himself to the fullest. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say. If Danny could get a joke or a prank on you, it made his day.
Danny’s life revolved around church, family, and his lodge. He was a member of the Lafayette Masonic Lodge #543 of Free & Accepted Masons. Danny had been Past Master twice during his time as a member. He also was a Shriner serving as a Shriner Clown named “Stinky” and was a member of the Solomon Travelers.
Danny loved motorcycles and horses and spent a lot of time riding. He enjoyed going camping with his family on the weekends.
On Sunday night, March 3, 2013, Danny did something he never thought twice about; he went in to a burning house to try to save his neighbors. If you knew him, you would know Danny would have done it again, if needed. Danny always said he had his ticket and was ready to go when the Lord was ready for him. Well the Lord called him home that night and he is basking in the wonders of Heaven. Danny, you will be greatly missed by your family and friends, but our loss is Heaven’s Gain.
Funeral Services for Danny Charles Nash were conducted Thursday at 11 am from the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Elder Jeff Likens and Elder Tom Carter officiating. Tim Wilson, Richard Bransford, J.C. Cox, Herman Harp, Ronnie Carter, and Phillip Looper served as Pallbearers. Interment followed in the Liberty Cemetery.
He is survived by; Loving Wife, Sheila Marie Knight Nash, Daughter, Amy (Terry) Chandler, Granddaughter, Kyra Danielle Chandler all of Lafayette, Brother, Douglas Dwight (Dawn) Nash, Sister, Melitha Russell of Hartsville, Melinda (Ed) Roberts of Lebanon, Melodie (Ramey) McBroom of Cookeville, 2nd daughter/Niece, Brandi Nash and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of extended family and friends.