Fallen Hero: Retired Staff Sergeant James Sidney Nash


Funeral Home

Young’s Funeral Home

Summit, MS


Friday, June 21, 2024, 5-7 pm, Young’s Funeral Home, Summitt, Ms


Saturday, June 22, 2024, 12 Noon, St. Paul MBC, Summit, MS


Military Service Tribute, Honors, and Obituary:

Recognizing and Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”.

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on June 15, 2024 and has moved on to his heavenly home.  Retired Staff Sergeant James Sidney Nash, age 64, who had served within the MSARNG in HHC, 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism, sacrifices, and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright, and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:  Visitation:  Friday, June 21, 2024, 5-7 pm, Young’s Funeral Home, Summitt, Ms;  Services:  Saturday, June 22, 2024, 12 Noon, St. Paul MBC, Summit, MS

James Sidney Nash was born February 2, 1960 in McComb, MS to James &Margie Nash. He was a 1978 graduate of McComb High School and a 1979 graduate of Southwest MS Community College where he majored in auto mechanics.

He was a member of Sweet Home Baptist Church.  In February 1978, he enlisted into the Army National Guard where he served until February 2002. He worked offshore for Freeport McMoran for 17 years. He was owner of Robb Street Package Store for 12 years. He also had a tremendous interest with different stocks & the stock market.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He leaves to cherish his most precious memories (1) son:  Derrick McGheJames Sidney Nash Jr.;  (1) grandson:  Jamison Nash; (2) sisters: Vicky Nash of McComb & Gyrtis James of Summit; (3) brothers:  Julius Nash, Vernell Simmons of Summit, and Ricky Nash of Hammond, La.;  (1) Aunt:  Mary Lee Nash of Summit;  (2) Uncles:  Spencer (Amelia) Nash of Greenville, MS  & Charles (Hattie) Nash of Tuscaloosa, AL.;  6 nieces;  4 nephews; and a host of cousins, friends, and church family.