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Bob Nash

Mr. Robert Lee ‘Bob’ Nash, 90, of The Rock, died Friday, April 25, 2014 at his home. Mr. Nash was born in Terral, Okla., on July 4, 1923, a son of the late Charles H. and Lela Nash. He served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army in the United States and the European theaters during World War II. Mr. Nash was a graduate of Oklahoma State University (formerly Oklahoma A&M) in Stillwater, Okla. He earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science and later a master’s degree in animal nutrition. In 1957 he and his wife, the late Betty June Rhodes Nash, moved to Georgia and began raising Hereford cattle. They moved to The Rock in 1976. Throughout his life he was passionate about farming, raising cattle and teaching his children and others the importance of agriculture. In 1942 he was awarded the 4-H National Presidential Trophy and was a 4-H Achievement Winner. In 1982 he was National 4-H Alumni Winner. In 1985 he received the award for Progressive Farmer Man of the Year for Service to Georgia Agriculture and was also inducted into the Georgia Cattleman’s Hall of Fame. He received numerous National and Georgia FFA Honorary Farmers Awards as well as awards from the Georgia 4-H Master Club. He was a 4-H volunteer leader for over 50 years. In 2010 he received the Georgia Farm Bureau Outstanding Achievement Award and also the Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Nash served as first executive vice-president of the Georgia Cattleman’s Association and was a past field representative for the American Hereford Association. He served as the Georgia Farm Bureau president from 1978 until 1988 and was currently an Upson County Farm Bureau director. He served on numerous boards and committees for Mid-Georgia Cattlemen, Georgia Cattlemen, Farm Credit, 4-H, US and Georgia Agricultural advisory committees, Barnesville First United Methodist Church and Georgia Farm Bureau. Mr. Nash had always been a farmer and an advocate for agriculture. He has been called ‘The Voice of Georgia Farmers.’ Mr. Nash was a dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church in Barnesville. Mr. Nash is survived by three children and their spouses, Cynthia N. and Steve Douglas of The Rock, Clifford and Laverne Nash of Moultrie and Charles and Alexis Nash of Chicago, Ill. Nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services for Mr. Nash will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church of Barnesville. Burial will be in The Rock United Methodist Church Cemetery. Donations may be made to Barnesville First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 375 Thomaston St., Barnesville, Ga., 30204; the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Building Fund, P.O. Box 27990, Macon, Ga., 31221; the Georgia 4-H Foundation (livestock program), Athens, Ga., or local county 4-H; or the organization of the donor’s choice. Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at

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