DEXTER -- Thomas "Les" Nash, 90, died Feb. 2, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter.
Born Aug. 29, 1921, in Dudley, to the late William and Nora Jennings Nash, he had lived in St. Louis before moving to Dexter in 1992. He had worked as a core drill operator with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. He was a 60-year member of the American Legion, the Dexter Eagles Aerie, a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge No. 532 in Dexter and was a 32nd Degree, Scottish Rite.
Surviving are: one daughter, Tamara Smoot of Nashville, Tenn.; one sister, Elizabeth Rose of Dexter; and one granddaughter, Kristina Morris of Nashville.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Sam Nash.
Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. today at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter with Masonic services at 7 p.m. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Roger Wooten of Dexter officiating.
Burial with full military honors will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Online condolences may be sent at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com.