Kenneth Dean Nash

August 21, 1954May 15, 2018

Kenneth Dean Nash, 63, passed away at Carolinas Medical in Charlotte on May 15th after a tragic accident. He was born August 21, 1954 in Greenville SC, son of the late William and Rebecca Nash. He was preceded in death by his only brother, Randy Nash of Columbia SC. Left to cherish his memories is his loving wife, Alexis Sawyer Nash of 23 years.

Mr. Nash grew up in Charleston SC and graduated from Middleton High School in 1972, he then graduated from Trident Technical College in Charleston. Ken spent his early career in the nuclear power business in Florida and Arizona and then was led to start up Catawba Nuclear Plant in Gaston County. After several years with system integrators, Ken went out on his own and started KNC, engineering and instrumentation and controls business. Ken’s main love was his cars especially his 66 GTO he had recently restored and shown at Hilton Head winning a Palmetto Award. Ken also had a love for all types of music and collected vintage stereo equipment. He always loved the trips with the XLR Cadillac club.

Ken was a devout Christian and very knowledgeable of God’s Word so we know he has gone home. He helped many people over the years of which many we do not know of. He loved his friends and customers and was always willing to help them in any way he could. Ken loved his home and was a true, loving and faithful husband.

A Celebration of Ken’s Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday May, 20, 2018 at Carothers Chapel, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia. A reception will follow the service.

A later private burial will be in Greenville SC in the Nash Family plot. Memorials in Ken’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202 or

The staff at Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is honored to serve the Nash family during this difficult time.


  • Celebration of Life Service Sunday, May 20, 2018
  • Reception Sunday, May 20, 2018

Kenneth Dean Nash

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Henry Taubenfeld

May 21, 2018

I am a District Sales Manager with Watson Marlow Pumps. I wanted to let the Nash family know that I had the pleasure and privilege of working with Ken and found him to be a very knowledgeable and passionate technician. His work was always thorough and precise and you can tell he really cared about what he was doing. I am sure that degree of caring transferred effortlessly to his personal life as well. On behalf of Watson Marlow, please accept our sincere condolences during this difficult time.

Michael Foster

May 19, 2018

Sherrie and I extend our heartfelt sympathy to Alexis and all his family and friends. We are so sorry you are having to go through this.

Ken and I were friends for 45 years. We shared the same sarcastic sense of humor, love of cars, motorcycles, JBL/Crown stereo equipment and over the years had some really good times. After my retirement from AT&T he would ask me to help him on jobs that needed 2 techs and those days were akin to reliving your youth.....which was the main reason I went.
Ken was a perfectionist and everyone in the instrumentation/control world knew it.....and Rosemont (the premier pressure gauge in the world) informed the city of Gastonia when the city called them looking for a Rosemont tech that they already had the best in the country working for them.
Truth is he was the closest thing to a brother I ever had. If he was your friend, he was your friend and would do most anything he could if you needed help.
We are going to miss him.....

Pat C Smith

May 18, 2018

The North Carolina Federation of Republican Women sends its most sincere sympathy to the family of Kenneth Nash. Ken was a fine man and a wonderful husband to Alexis. He was hard working, extremely intelligent and lived by his beliefs. We will all miss this patriotic gentleman.

Klassic Rides

May 17, 2018

Klassic Rides is very sadden by this, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Keith Horne

May 17, 2018

Knew Ken from attending car shows. He was always cordial and friendly. Not only did he talk about his GTO or S10 truck, he also courteously inquired about others' cars. He will be greatly missed and we will be praying for the family. May God's comfort and blessings be upon you in the days to come.

Keith & Janet Horne