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Friend of IAPD and Parks and Recreation Passes Away

Monday, May 7, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Ernie Nance

Ernest W. Nance, known fondly as Ernie, passed away on May 3, 2012, at the age of 77. Ernie was married to Kay for 51 years and was a doting father and grandfather. He loved his dogs, tolerated his cats, made a mean martini, and was, generally, everyone's friend.

For more than 40 years, Ernie worked in the field of Parks and Recreation, in Illinois, Connecticut, Texas, and South Carolina. He won numerous awards, including four National gold medals, for his work.

One of the last projects Ernie worked on was the development of Morgan Park in Georgetown, SC. Morgan Park is comprised of a peninsula and two small islands dividing Winyah Bay and the Sampit River. It's one of Georgetown's lesser known gems. The Friends of Morgan Park are working to transform this historic waterfront area into a first-class, eco-friendly destination. One of Ernie's dreams was to see this happen.

On behalf of the Nance family, in lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution that will have a more lasting impact by making a donation in memory of Ernie to Morgan Park. You can do so through this page.

Ernie loved parks and history. He would be pleased to know that those who love him are helping to ensure Morgan Park becomes a historic, cultural, and environmental attraction in Georgetown, to be enjoyed by generations to come.

For more information on Morgan Park or if you prefer to mail a check directly to Friends of Morgan Park, you can contact:

Friends of Morgan Park
PO Box 939
Georgetown, SC 29442

Memorial services in Georgetown, SC, and in Illinois will be planned in the coming weeks.