Richmond J. Nail, 85, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Autumn Care of Fayetteville.

Richmond was born May 3,1935 in Izard County, Arkansas to the late Elsie (Barnes) and Richmond P. Nail.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Nail; brothers, Bill, Raymond, Thomas, Reed, Jim, and Bobby; and his sisters, Mary Arenson and Eupal Nail.

Richmond is survived by a son, Todd Nail and wife Jill; niece, Courtney Loiselle; and great-niece, Maison (MJ) Loiselle; his sister, Barbara Ring; and sister-in-law, Pauline Nail; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Richmond spent 53 years serving our country, 30 years active duty (retired E-9 SGM) and 20 years civil service at Camp Mackall. He was instrumental in setting up the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape school program and served there as an instructor.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Cumberland Memorial Gardens, 4509 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304.

See Legacy.com/obituaries/ fayettevilleobserver/ obituary.aspx?n= richmond-nail&pid= 196780676.

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