Harold Warren Nutter
October 19, 1932-October 8, 2022
It is with deep sorrow we announce that Harold Nutter passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Waddell Nursing Home in Galax, Va. He was just 11 days shy of his 90th birthday.
Born on October 19, 1932, he was one of 5 children born to Edward M. and Mary Prater “Exie” Nutter in Saltville, Va. His family called him “Jim.” At 17 he graduated from Saltville High School and went on to join the Air Force where he served for 4 years. Afterwards, he earned a B.A. At Emory and Henry University in 1959. A couple of years later, he met his future wife, Mildred Adams, at a dance in Marion, Va. Within the year they were married and enjoyed 55 wonderful years together.
Harold worked in Environmental Health at the Hillsville Health Department in the old Carter Building for several years and then as a supervisor at the Galax Health Department. He loved the people he worked with and enjoyed getting to know the people in the surrounding counties.
Woodworking was a hobby he really enjoyed, especially making Grandfather Clocks. He loved having his buddies come over and help him work on many projects. He liked to fish, read biographies, and music, especially Daniel O'Donnell, and Virginia Tech football. Harold and his wife loved to garden and do canning, go ballroom dancing, attend church, visit relatives, and go camping in their camper, especially to visit their daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons. Most of all, he loved people and enjoyed knowing everyone's family history, where they lived and how they connected to the community. The Carroll Wellness Center, Aunt Bea's, the Senior's and the Romeo's were favorites.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mary Nutter, his brothers Richard Nutter and Malcolm Nutter, his sister, Janet DeBord and his devoted wife, Mildred Nutter. He is survived by his daughter, Janelle Nutter McCoig and son-in-law Mike, grandsons Joshua McCoig and Ethan McCoig and his wife Hailey, four wonderful great-grandchildren, a sister, Mary McFarlane and her husband David, two sisters-in-law, Zelda Nutter and Lois Nutter and several nieces and nephews.
His love and kindness and sense of humor will be greatly missed by his friends and family. Harold said it best when he would say, “ It will all work out. It will be ok.”
A memorial service in his honor will be Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Hillsville United Methodist Church on Fulcher Street. Hillsville, Va.
To share memories of Harold Warren Nutter, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Harold’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.