Charles Paul ‘Chuck’ Nail

Published 3:38 pm Monday, September 27, 2021

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Charles Paul “Chuck” Nail, 70, of Mocksville, died on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 at The Laurels of Salisbury after a battle with cancer.

He was born Dec. 17, 1950 in Salisbury to the late Charles Wyrick Nail and Rachel Safrit Nail. He was a 1969 graduate of West Rowan High School and a 1971 graduate of Wayne Community College in Goldsboro. He worked for the N.C. Forest Service for 36 years and was the Davie County Forest Ranger for most of that time. He went a number of times to the west coast to fight wildfires. He was a fisherman, hunter, hiker, birder, and arrowhead collector.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by: his grandparents, Jesse C. Safrit and Beulah Graham, Romas H. “Pete” Nail and Bessie Wyrick Nail; and his wife, Sharon Crabb Nail.

Survivors: his mother; sister, Janice Nail Wood; special friends; many Nail and Safrit cousins; and his dog, Dakota.

There will be no visitation or funeral.

Memorials: N.C. Forest Service, earmarked for “forest tree seedling production”, PO Box 29581 Raleigh 27626; The Laurels of Salisbury, 215 Lash Dr. Salisbury, 28147; or Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Ln. Winston Salem, 27103.