LESLIE HERSCHEL NASH, 68, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 10:40 A.M. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at his residence.
Les’ Celebration Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Broadway Christian Church, 1205 S. 9th Street in Mattoon, IL. Rev Greg Sexton will officiate. Visitation will be held 2 hours prior to the service at the Broadway Christian Church. Military Rites conducted by the Mattoon VFW will be held at the Broadway Christian Church. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Leslie was born on March 25, 1946 in Martinsville, IL. He was a son of Herschel and Lucy Ilean (Ramsey) Nash. He married Dorothy Ann Burch on October 25, 1964 in Mattoon, IL.
He is survived by his wife; two children, Leslie Brent Nash and his wife Gretta of Tremont, IL, and Michelle Marie Roberts and her husband Joe of Martinsville, IL; three grandchildren: Sammi, Hannah and Grayson; his father, Herschel Nash of Mattoon, IL; two brothers: Gordon Nash and his wife Candace of Arcola, IL, and Greg Nash and his wife Trudy of Manchester, TN; and one sister, Elaine Finney and her husband Max of Mattoon, IL.
His mother, Ilean preceded him in death.
Leslie was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was a member of the Broadway Christian Church.
Leslie worked for Meadow-Gold in Mattoon, IL for 18 years, in Building Services at Eastern Illinois University for 24 years and most recently he drove a School Bus for the Mattoon School District, retiring in June of this year.
Leslie enjoyed woodworking and has made many bird and squirrel feeders. He also liked to watch hummingbirds and he has a very large collection of M and M memorabilia. He was known for his quick wit.
Leslie was a very strong, outgoing and hardworking Christian man. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and riding his motorcycle.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, CaringBridge.org or Linconland Hospice.
Facts Born: March 25, 1946