Dorsey “Doc” Nash, 97, of Floyd died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at the Retirement Ranch.
He was born June 30, 1908, in Floyd to Ida Bell and James P. Nash. He married Edith Herbert Ball on Aug. 12, 1954.
He attended school in Floyd and graduated in 1927. He attended one year of agricultural classes at Texas Tech in Lubbock. He lived in Morton, Texas, for a few years and in 1937 moved back to the farm in Floyd. In 1941, he was drafted into the Army Air Corps. He served as an aircraft mechanic in Fort Bliss, Texas, Kearnes, Utah, Oakland, Calif., and Mobile, Ala. In 1942, he was released from active duty to return home to help his parents on the farm.
He ranched and farmed 500 acres, raising sudan, broomcorn and milo. He also raised hogs and chickens. He and his wife owned and operated the school buses for the Floyd Schools until 1973. He maintained the buses, was a substitute driver, and drove school teams to basketball games.
He served on the several boards and helped with the building of the Floyd Methodist Church.
He was also a strong supporter of the Floyd Baptist Church, which he attended many years with his wife. The Nashes moved to Portales in 1980.
He was honored as the 2004 Floyd Lion’s Club Citizen of the Year.
Family members said he was known as a practical joker among friends, enjoyed the Floyd community, and knew nearly every Floyd student
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ora Pearl Morrison; a brother, Leon Nash; and his wife.
Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
The Rev. Mary Sue Hull will officiate funeral services.
Burial is at the Floyd Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Nash, David Nash, Justin Nash, Gavin Nash, Johnny Ogden, and Bud Bilberry.
Honorary pallbearers will be family members and friends and all Floyd School bus drivers.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.