William Martin Nail, III

william nail, iii

September 28, 1952 ~ April 15, 2024

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

William Martin Nail, III, 71, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2024, after a long battle with cancer.

An Asheville native, William was the son of Celia Courtney Nail and the late William Martin “Bill” Nail, Jr.

Mr. Nail proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a longtime member of Abernethy United Methodist Church and had been attending Radiant Church.

In addition to his mother, William is survived by his wife, Ann Nail; step-son, Bob McCallum; and many grandchildren.

The memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, Candler. Inurnment will follow in the cemetery.


Memorial Service: April 25, 2024 11:00 am

Forest Lawn Mausoleum Chapel
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715



Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Rd.
Candler, NC 28715


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Celia, Ann, and Skyler,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you and will be checking in as you grieve and also celebrate William’s life.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about William we became very good friends over the years that I work for him but I know he’s in a better place

  3. William will be missed by all. Sorry for your loss. I served with him on the Buncombe County Rescue Squad Board Of Directors. You are in my prayers.

  4. Celia, I am so very sorry for the loss of your son. I can’t imagine how difficult it is to lose a child. May God bring you peace and comfort during this time and all the days to come.
    Much love to you my friend.

  5. Celia, I am so sorry for your loss. It must be very difficult to have a child die. May god’s peace and comfort be with you. And your memories give you comfort.

  6. Dear Ann, Celia and family: Larry and I are keeping you all in our prayers during this time. May God be supernaturally present in your hearts in ways you would never expect. He is our healing Father and will bring His healing to you each and every day. Love and prayers, Larry and Christy Casavant

  7. Celia – I am so sorry to read that your son passed away. You and your family are in my prayers!!

  8. Ann, Celia we are so sorry for your loss, William put up a good
    fight with the cancer, he will be with all the heavenly angels and family who have gone ahead. Love you both!
    Sharon and Dennis Creasman

  9. Celia, My condolences to you and your family on the death of your son. I know that he is at peace and in the presence of Him.

  10. It was an honor too know William in the short time he was at Radiant Church. Thoughts and prayers too Anne and Cecilia.
    Dot Carter and James White

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