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Dr. Homer E. Nash Jr.

August 22, 1925 ~ April 21, 2022 (age 96)

Obituary

Homer Erwin Nash, Jr, MD was born in Atlanta, GA on August 22, 1925. He was the fifth child, and only son, of Homer Erwin Nash, Sr, and Marie Antionette Graves Nash. He attended Morehouse College (’45) in Atlanta until joining the army. He served in the US Army Infantry in Italy during World War II and received the Military Order of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal for service to his country.

After the war, he attended Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. There he met and fell in love with Ellene Terrell Bentley, and they married in 1947. They began their family with the birth of their eldest daughter in 1949. He graduated from medical school in 1951 and joined his sister Helen in St. Louis in 1952 for a residency in Pediatrics at Homer G. Phillips Hospital. In 1955 he began his private pediatric practice and during the next years, he and Ellene added four more daughters to their blossoming family.

While a member of the medical staff at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes Jewish Hospital (BJC) he served on many committees and advisory boards. He worked with the Community Outpatient Practice Experience facilitating real-life community pediatric practicums for medical residents from Children’s Hospital. He did the same for physician assistants and nurse practitioners from other programs.

In addition to his practice, he was a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine and dedicated himself to providing excellent healthcare to and advocacy for underserved children and families in North St. Louis. He was a member of the National Medical Association, the Mound City Medical Forum, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Homer was a proud “Girl Dad”, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His energy, kindness, intelligence, and humor blessed his family, friends, and all who encountered him. Always active he also enjoyed playing handball, racquetball, golf, and worldwide travel with family and friends. He was an avid reader and Master bridge player and even taught the game to others. He was also a member of Sigma Pi Phi fraternity, the ETA Boule chapter, The Royal Vagabonds, the Music Lovers, the Ebony Tennis Club, and the St. Louis Bridge Club.

Homer is preceded in death by his wife Ellene Nash, parents, Marie Antoinette Graves Nash and Homer E. Nash, Sr., sisters Marie Nash, Catherine Harris Frye, Helen Nash, Harriet Chisholm, and son-in-law Leo Ming. His sister Dorothy Shack, daughters Terrell Ellene Mann (Steve), Lauren Ming, Sherry Heard, Alison Nash (Clarence Dula) and Tracey Nash-Huntley (David Huntley) survive him as do his grandchildren, Earl Ming (Nikkisha), Stephan Mann, Courtney Dula (Adam Pearson), Carole Dula-Bell (Rickell Bell), CK Ming, Jordan Heard, Sydney Heard, Calhoun Huntley, Porter Huntley, William Dula, and Homer Dula; and great-grandchildren Zoey Birdsong, Gabrielle Ming, Kyah Mann, Gavin Ming, Vivienne Pearson, Denise Bell, Phineas Pearson, and Imani Makeda Black. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, in-laws, and a host of friends of all ages.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Morehouse College in memory of Alumnus Homer E Nash, Jr, MD ’45. Online donations can be made at www.giving.Moreouse.edu

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Services

Family Hour
Friday
May 6, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Layne Renaissance Chapel, LLC
7302 West Florissant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63136

Memorial Celebration of Life Services
Friday
May 6, 2022

11:00 AM
Layne Renaissance Chapel, LLC
7302 West Florissant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63136

Video is available for this event


Donations

Morehouse College
Web: https://giving.morehouse.edu/

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