Jerome R. Nagle
Jerome R. Nagle
  • June 9, 2016 - February 1, 2017
  • Martinsville, Virginia

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Jerome R. Nagle Jr., 89 of Martinsville went to be with our Lord on February 1, 2017. He was born in Charleston, W. Va. on June 9, 1927 to the late Jerome R. Nagle Sr., and Bess T. Shields.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Margaret Haynes Nagle; daughters, Teri Nagle and Christy Nagle; sons, Jay Nagle (Becci), Timmy Nagle (Becky), Thomas Nagle their mother Peggy Hollander; sons, Ron Matthews (Teresa),Todd Matthews (Brandi); sister, Jennifer Davidson (her daughter, Kate); 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Jay served in the Army during WWII and the Navy during the Korean War. He also served in the Air Force Reserves. He was a very active member of Forest Hills Presbyterian Church in Martinsville where he was an Elder. He was an avid bowler, played competitive tennis winning matches at the State and National levels. He also loved watching his UNC Tarheels and Washington Redskins.

He worked in Radio and TV, including WSLS TV, in the 1950s. He knew legends in the field of entertainment like Soupy Sales, Golfer Sam Snead and Peter Lewford. He later worked for Lowes Home Improvement for most of his career. He recently moved back to Martinsville from Morehead City N.C. to be closer to family.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017 at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church.

The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, 725 Beechnut Lane, Martinsville, VA 24112.

Arrangements are by Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, VA
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