Kenny Nash

A Salem man died Sunday due to a lawn mower accident, according to Dent County Coroner Ben Pursifull.

Pursifull in a message Monday morning confirmed that Kenny Nash, who served as West Ward alderman, was found deceased at his home.

“Mr. Nash was apparently working on his lawnmower when it fell on him,” Pursifull wrote.

Nash was a retired lineman of the City of Salem Electric Department and a member of Second Baptist Church, according to his bio that ran in The Salem News prior to the April election. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #225 of Salem where he served as Master of the Lodge in 1985.

Arrangements are under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the James & Gahr Chapel with funeral service at 2 p.m. A Masonic service will be held at 1 p.m.

The city issued a press release Monday morning, stating:

"It is with much regret and sadness that we announce the passing of Alderman Kenny Nash on Sunday, June 6, 2021. He was a dedicated servant to the City of Salem. Alderman Nash dedicated many years to serving our community through the City Electric Department, the Board of Aldermen, and several other community organizations. He loved Salem and he will be greatly missed by those of us that worked and served with him. The best way to honor him, is to continue his love for and service to our community and to keep his family in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

"Tonight’s scheduled Board of Aldermen meeting has been canceled by Mayor Brad Nash and Board of Aldermen President Kim Steelman."