OBITUARY

Kevin Michael Nash

December 6, 1963October 2, 2018

Kevin Michael Nash, Born December 6, 1963 to Mrs. Peggy (Margaret Cavanaugh) and Mr. Jim (James) Nash, Kevin was an energetic and creative person with a ready smile, easy charm, and a twinkle in his eyes. Kevin was the fourth son/child of seven siblings … from oldest to youngest: Thomas Nash (Tom), William Nash (Bill), Robert Nash (Bob), Karen Nash Price, Mark Nash, and Mary Nash Keenan. Twelve nieces and nephews are also remaining as part of the Nash legacy. His beloved aunt and uncle, Helen and Harry Lamb, and cousins (Kathy and Tom Kozenski with sons Mitch and Phil, Mike Lamb, and Diane Lamb); everyone has a lifetime of memories with Kevin.

From his younger days following around his older brothers, to wandering the neighborhood with cousins, siblings, neighbors, and friends, and into adulthood making questionable decisions, Kevin always had his Family’s love and friendship, even during challenging times. Baseball, football (THE Green Bay Packers), hockey (the Blackhawks), politics, carpentry, lawn care, dogs … all subjects that Kevin enjoyed greatly. So MANY memories:

Riding bikes in the country and around the neighborhood (pigs, cows, chickens, goats … oh, my!)

Visiting the Warren Public Library when it was first built

Going to see our first movie at Eastgate Theater WITHOUT parents (Kevin, Karen, Mark, Mary, Mike, Diane, and Kathy … The Maltese Falcon … not necessarily an appropriate movie, but the Mothers wanted a break from all of us ;)

Running in the cornfield

Teasing the bull

Playing in the creek (fish, snakes, crawdads, leeches … ick)

Accidentally starting the field on fire (ask some of the neighbors)

Defending his cousin from teasing about her short pants ;)

Sorting and delivering newspapers (and collecting payments in rain and snow and ice)

Buying apples at Tuttle’s Orchard (and stuffing our pockets full of freebies)

Wearing a knit cap to tame the curls

Early love of tools

Helping his Dad build the basement rooms and bathroom

Navy blue leisure suit with the shark shirt

Riding around in the brown station wagon with two Moms, an Irish Grandmother and seven to ten kids … you only have to imagine and that was how it was in the back of that wagon

Getting a flat tire in said station wagon … a nice gentleman came from his house to help, but the wagon continued to purge kids and adults (two Moms, a Grandma, and six+ kids) … for some reason, Tom and Bill (and sometimes Bob) missed much of the excitement as they were the “oldest”

Driving with a new driver’s license (WOW, can we all tell you some stories there!!!) in both the station wagon and the green Maverick

Watching pigs on the loose in the Lamb’s back yard

Eating braunschweiger with Grandma Cavanaugh

Picking his own “switch” from the willow tree in Grandma’s backyard when you needed a “woopin”

Seemingly YEARS spent at the ball diamond with all of the baseball and softball games

Marrying lovely Donna

Teasing baby Ryan

Caring for more recent folks as he was able

“Most reliable handyman ever” from Laurie

Silver-toothed grin and accompanying dimples

Finding Wiggins (the Lamb’s first dog)

Eating the neighbors grapes…without permission

Trying to learn as much as possible about betting on the ponies from Uncle Bob

Walking Hogan … Kevin LOVED dogs

Holding the twins when they were babies

Climbing the downspouts to the roof … or the clothesline poles … Kevin was a little monkey

Taking care of his Dad’s lawn and landscaping … as well many of the neighbors (Mr. Swanson was a gem)

A certain charm that encouraged many to follow … resulting in some type of trouble

Donating his well-worn truck to Buckner Place to continue helping others with alcohol, drug, and homeless issues

We all loved Kevin very much and only wish for his peace and rest on this next journey of life! If you have a memory of Kevin, please share on this site. Thank you!

Memorial contributions on behalf of Kevin can be made to the Humane Society of Indianapolis, 7929 North Michigan Road, Indianapolis IN 46268 OR to Buckner’s Place, http://www.bucknersplace.org/make-a-difference/.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 21, 2018
  • Memorial Service Mass Friday, December 21, 2018
REMEMBERING

Kevin Michael Nash

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Brian Lyons

October 8, 2018

"Tornado" you will be missed, you along with others in your class and the classes 3 years either side of 1982. Hopefully you are with your friend Jim Lee right now watching over your family and friends. Lots of memories - the purple station wagon at school, you living with Kevin Okerson and others on Oxford. May you rest in peace Kevin, know your missed. you are gone but not forgotten.

Leggs

Scott Andrews

October 5, 2018

So many memories of Kevin, from rides home from Scecina, to traveling Philadelphia for Live Aid and Champagne for Farm Aid. You are in my thoughts and prayers my friend! Love always, Chunky