Nahum Onesimus Childs
Nahum Onesimus Childs
  • May 9, 1933 - March 30, 2017
  • Huntsville, Alabama

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May 9, 1933 – March 30, 2017

Nahum O. Childs, 83, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 30, 2017. His parents, Alvin and Vesta Miller Childs; and three brothers preceded Mr. Childs in death.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of close to 57 years, Erma Parrish Childs; three sons, Joe Childs (Lisa) of Huntsville, Leon Childs (Karla) of Huntsville and Michael Childs of South Carolina; one daughter Sylvia Eaton of Baileyton; three brothers, Enos Childs, Matred Childs, and Dwight Childs; three sisters, Erie Adamson, Clara Canull, and Glenda Lawson; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and numerous other relatives and friends.

“Noc” as most friends called him, loved life and family. He worked as a computer programmer analyst in Civil Service for close to 30 years. He liked camping, hiking and working with computers. Nahum O. Childs was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him!

You may visit with the family at Valhalla Funeral Home on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 2 to 3pm. A funeral service conducted by Pastor Dan Doty will commence at 3pm in Valhalla’s Chapel. The interment, with military honors, will immediately follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens. Please sign the guest registry at