Paul Douglas Nash was born in Jasper, Texas on August 10, 1949. He went home to be with his Lord on November 29, 2016.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie Hilton and Agnes Marie Nash.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Pat, son Jamie, daughter-in-law Alicia, sister Linda Moore, niece Marcy Moore, nephew Benjamin Moore and the joy of his life, his grandson Walker Wayne King.
Paul was a long time employee of Huntsville Independent School District as a geometry teacher and bus driver. He began his career in education in Coldspring, Texas in 1974, came to Huntsville in 1978 and retired from teaching in 2004 after 30 years. He continued to drive his bus and work at the bus barn for another 11 years, finally retiring permanently in 2015.
He thoroughly enjoyed retirement but spent countless hours helping one neighbor or another with everything from building a porch to pulling trucks out of the mud. He loved to hunt, fish, camp in his prized motor home and watch his grandson rodeo.
Even though he loved retirement, there was still a bit of nostalgia in his voice when he talked about his years of teaching. One of his former students, Jason Smith, posted this comment which summarizes his career. "All my Huntsville folks definitely met this man at some point during high school. I had the Nash trifecta, 7th through 9th grade. Old Mr. Nash (as we called him when he couldn't hear) was probably THE toughest teacher I ever had. No nonsense, no excuses, no BS, just do what's expected and learn the work. I hated it then, but he is probably one of the main reasons I'm able to overcome challenges without excuses now. I learned a lot more than just math from him."
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 on Friday, December 2. The funeral services will be held at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday, December 3rd at 2 pm with Bro. Chris Price and Bro. David Valentine officiating, interment to follow at Brooke Cemetery.
Full obituary may be viewed and memorial condolences made to the family at www.shmfh.com.
Published on December 1, 2016