of Mabelvale, AR
August 14, 1944 - May 24, 2023
Elvin "Al" Dwight Nash, a devoted man of God, passed away on May 24, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of faith, love and service. He was born on August 14. 1944 and throughout his life, Al exemplified the qualities of compassion, dedication and unwavering commitment to his family and church.Al served in the Air Force as a jet engine mechanic. It was during his time stationed in Little Rock, Arkansas, that he met and married his first love, Lavonne Nash. Their union blessed them with 48 years of marriage, filled with love, shared experiences and the joy of raising a beautiful family.Al's deep faith led him to serve as a deacon at Lynch View Baptist Church for an impressive 30 years. He was a constant presence, faithfully attending every church service and extending invitations to those he encountered in the neighborhood. Al's genuine care for others was evident in his role as an advisor and source of wisdom, as people often sought his guidance.In 2015, Al was blessed with a new love in Sarilee and their union brought an extended family into his life. Including Cindy and Ron Wallace and Dave and Linda Glover, who became cherished family members, enriching his relationships and experiences. Al's devotion to God's teachings guided his actions and he found solace and joy as an active member of the Northside Church of Christ in Benton, Arkansas. He treasured the time spent with his church family, forging deep connections and fostering spiritual growth.Al had a zest for life that extended beyond his faith. He found great pleasure in pursuing hobbies such as fishing, hunting, passionately supporting the Razorbacks and immersing himself in the world of outdoor activities through the Outdoor Channel. These pursuits allowed him to embrace the beauty of nature, while enjoying the company of loved ones and friends, including his beloved dog, Cheyenne.Al's love and legacy continue through his family: Julie (James), Cavin, Amy Nash, Greg (Vandy) Nash, Phillip (Ginger) Gill, Jami (Andy) Turner, Laverne (Carl) Reynolds, Carol Davidson and Terri Rice.He was a source of inspiration and strength to his grandchildren: Kody (Alex Taylor) Gill, Brady (Faith) Gill, Konley (Dustin) Dye, Satchel Nash, Sophie Nash, Sarah (Matt) Lenz and Tyler (Marisol) Schenkel. Additionally, Al had the joy of being a great-grandfather to Henry Dye, Navy Gill, Malachi Gill and Ava Lenz.In mourning Al's passing, we also remember his loved ones who preceded him in death, including his beloved first wife, Lavonne Nash; his parents, Frances and Samuel Nash; his siblings, Wendell, Patricia and Rosalie, his brother-in-love, Ron Wallace; his nephew, Tommy Jones and great-grandchild, Rubi Lenz.Al's presence will be deeply missed, but his enduring legacy of faith, love and devotion will forever inspire those whose lives he touched. May he find eternal rest in the arms of the Lord, knowing that his memory will continue to live on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him.Visitation will be Saturday, May 27, at 1:00 p.m. with funeral services following at 2:00 p.m. at Roller-Owens Funeral Home, 5509 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock. Interment will follow at Arkansas Memorial Gardens.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northside Church of Christ Benton, www.northsidecofc.info.
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I am so sorry for your loss I know how much Codi loved his grandpa. May God be with you and help you through this.
My heart goes out to his loving wife Sarilee and his family who he loved so much!! He will be missed by so many families and friends!!!
Al will be greatly missed by all the lives he touched. My husband Patrick will greatly miss his verbal sparing buddy at work. Their close relationship was dear to Patrick's heart and enjoyed by fellow workers. Days to follow will be missing a bit of sunshine he brought to work.Deepest sympathies to his family. A great man greatly missed.
I am saddened to hear of Uncle Elvin's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He was a great Uncle.I always had a good time when we traveled to Little Rock. He and Aunt Lavonne always made sure they had something special planned for us. I looked forward to when they would come back to Michigan. Even though we didn't get together often I have so many wonderful memories of him. I agree with Laurie about the family resemblence, even my mom had the "Nash" nose.
To the best neighbors in the whole world. Mr. Al was like a father to us and we was so blessed to have known him. It's going to be hard not seeing him come to the end of the driveway holding a conversation or bringing tomatoes over to the house. Mrs. Sarilee we are forever here for you and Amy so don't hesitate to text or call. Prayers for the whole family at this time. This one is tough for us and Mr Al you will forever be in our hearts and memories. We love you
Thoughts and prayers to Sarilee and Al's family.
Al had the blessing of his family. Amy Nash will always be my daughter. Praying for her family.
My condolences to the family. Rest In Love Al.
Rest in peace my friend . You will be missed . Prayers for the family .
So glad we were friends. You will be missed by so many. God bless your Journey to Heaven!!!
My family and I are deeply saddened by the death of Uncle Elvin. I wish we had spent more time together but I have special memories of Uncle Elvin and Aunt Lavonne coming north for visits and even bringing Julie along as a toddler to visit us and my grandparents. I remember flying for the first time from Michigan to Little Rock when I was 9 years old to attend their wedding. We all have wonderful memories and will always remember what a kind, decent, caring person Elvin was. When I see the pictures he reminds me so much of my Grandpa and my dad Wendell. He will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to all of you.
The best mentor/friend I couldâ€™ve asked for. A Diet Coke in one hand, a hammer in the other, and a smile on his face there was nothing he couldnâ€™t figure out or fix. Wether it be something heavy on your heart or a headache at work he was always there. AL was an absolute blessing and Iâ€™m thankful I got to spend 40+ hours a week with him the last few years. He will be dearly missed. Thanks for always being there for us. Love you AL. See you later.
Al will be dearly miss , He has been a blessing for our family for the last 8 years. We worked together and laughed everyday. Even when he didn't feel good Al always smiled. He guide my family through some very very tough times over the past 8 years and helped us build this company through it all. He is a once in a lifetime blessing to anyone and everyone he knew. He loved his family dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless!
You will see this message over and over about this good man, strong, hardworking, faithful and caring. Al will be missed and Becky, and I as well as North View Missionary Baptist (Lynch View) will pray for this family.