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James Carrol Nash, Ii

February 2, 1941 — December 5, 2022

Memorial services honoring the life of James C. Nash, II, 81 years of Leona, Texas, will be held

2 P.M., Sunday, December 11, 2022 at Walters Funeral Home, Centerville, Texas. Joel Douget

will officiate the service, assisted by John Spencer and Troy Morris.

James C. Nash, II was born February 2, 1941 in Fort Worth, Texas, the only child of James C. &

Catherine (Abbott) Nash.  He grew up in Leon County and was a graduate of Centerville High

School.  James went on to graduate from Texas A & M in 1963.  He proudly served his country

in the U.S. Army, and worked as a rancher his entire life.  Farming was a strong passion of

James', as well.  He was once part of a committee that helped eradicate boll weevils from cotton

crops in Leon County.

James was viewed as a local historian and enjoyed participating in civil war reenactments.  He

was even invited to be a part of two civil war era movies, "Gettysburg" and "Glory."  James

loved to read and was a published author, having numerous articles and short stories in the

Houston Post, as well as several agriculture publications.  He was also an avid hunter and

gunsmith. James was also instrumental in founding the Leona Volunteer Fire Department where

he served for 40 plus years and was also one of the initial organizers of the annual Centerville

Fourth of July fireworks show. James and his wife, Norma were members of Mt. Tabor Church

of Christ. James also had the honor of serving as a Deacon and Elder at previous church


James passed away December 5, 2022 in Madison County, Texas.  He was preceded in death by

both of his parents and first wife, Jeanie (Guthrie) Nash.  Surviving family members include

wife, Norma Nash of Leona; sons, Mike Nash (Stephanie) of Bedias, James C. Nash, III of

Leona and Robert Nash (Sara) of Leona; grandchildren, Carlie, Rusty, Heather, Jeanie, Harper,

Britton, and Clayton; step-grandchildren, Robert, II, Justin and Michael Langley, as well as

great-granddaughter, Emma Louise Miller.  Also surviving are several "honorary" sons including

Danny Wilkerson, Josh Donaho, Matt Clark, Stacey Crook, Omar Adkins, Marty Holmes, and

“honorary” grandchildren Layla Clark and John Winston Clark.

Honorary Pallbearers: Britton Nash, Clayton Nash, Rusty Nash, Charles Nash, Cole Wilkerson,

Bubba Oden, Sean “Opie” Oltman, and James' Aggie Family from Spider D, Texas A & M

Corps of Cadets; Harry Bob Martin, Larry Mayo, Jim Peters, Pete Flores, Glenn Kiel, John

Tibbels, Bill Royal, Bob Carter, and Phil Grant.

The family also wishes to express the deepest of thanks to all the dedicated Doctors, Nurses, and

Care Givers that demonstrated sincere compassion and caring throughout James’ 11-year battle

with cancer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets, 1134

Finfeather Rd., Bryan, Texas 77803; Leona Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 4, Leona,

Texas 75850 or Leona Cemetery Association, 2713 FM 977 W, Leona, Texas 75850.

Walters Funeral Home, Centerville, Texas is entrusted with final arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James Carrol Nash, Ii, please visit our flower store.

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