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Benjamin Frank Nailor (Benny), 94, of Carlisle, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020 at Chapel Pointe at Carlisle. He was born August 7, 1926 in Newville to the late David A. and Clara (Kennedy) Nailor and was the youngest of ten children.
In 1945 he enlisted in the Army and was deployed to the Philippines. Later, Ben had a successful, 34-year career with Washington National Insurance Company. He was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Goodyear, and later of Waggoners United Methodist Church, Carlisle. Ben was known for making homemade ice cream and french-fries. He enjoyed hunting and the camaraderie of camp. Ben was happiest when he was out in his potato patch and shared the harvest with friends and neighbors.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Weidner Nailor; daughter, Judy (Thomas) Fleischman of Ohio; son, Jeffrey (Christy) Nailor of Carlisle; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA. In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution may be made to The Dementia Society of America at https://www.dementiasociety.org. Please visit www.HollingerFuneralHome.com to offer condolences to the family.
We are so sorry to hear of this loss. Steve has such fond memories of Mr. Nailor with his time with Washington National Insurance. We were just thinking of the Nailors the other day and wondering how they were doing.
Debi and Steve Wiest Nov 18 2020 12:00 AM
I will never forget "Papa Ben" as we (Judy's in-laws) called him. He was always ready with a smile or a joke. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. I will always remember, a long time ago, riding his 4-wheeler around his property with his grandchild! We laughed ourselves silly and I know "Papa" enjoyed watching his granddaughter having a good time. He was a wonderful man and he will truly be missed. My prayers are with all who knew and loved him. God bless.
Joanne Fleischman Reese Nov 18 2020 12:00 AM
Sorry for your loss. Such a sweet man. He made french fries for everyone in the building a few times when he worked at Farmers/Financial Trust.
Doris Goodhart Nov 17 2020 12:00 AM
Tammy and I love Uncle Ben and Aunt Norma. Tammy always stated that Ben reminded her so much of her dad. They resembled each other in so many ways, their faith, their love of family, their support for humanity. We will always fondly remember Ben. One story will always stand out in my mind which I will save for private times. Our prayers are with you all. All our love.
Bruce Henneman Nov 17 2020 12:00 AM
The Nailor family,Ben was the best neighbor ever!! He now has his Angel Wings and is with God. Rest in peace. I will remember all the time I spent at your house.When the kids was small how you come down on Christmas Eve. To ring the bells so they though Santa was coming. Helping me do my leaves with your tractor in the fall. Sledding on your hill and coming in for coffee with my grand children. All the times I stop in to visit you both.Donna Yarlett
Donna Yarlett Nov 17 2020 12:00 AM