September 19, 1946 - December 31, 2020
Conway.......Alan Lee Nagy, age 74, died on December 31, 2020 from mantle cell lymphoma related to his exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam conflict. Alan was from Brown City, Michigan and was a 1968 graduate of Olivet College, where he played football and wrestled. He earned a degree in Psychology and Physical Education. He was honored with an Alumni Athlete Award and Distinguished Alumni Award from Olivet. Alan furthered his education at Central Michigan University, earning his Masters in Physical Education and Athletic Administration. Alan met the love of his life, Ellen Hughes Cadden (American Red Cross) while serving as a Specialist 5 in the US Army during the Vietnam conflict, March 1970 - March 1971. During his service, Alan earned The Air Medal, The Army Commendation Medal for Valor, The Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart. He was immensely proud of his service to his country and was a member of the American Legion Post 011 in Conway, SC. Alan and Ellen married in August 1971. Mr. Nagy began his career as a high school teacher and coach for 19 years in Michigan at Marshall and Yale High Schools. He then moved into Higher Education Administration at his alma mater, Olivet College, then later to Purdue University, Illinois State University, Coastal Carolina University (VP Institutional Advancement) and finished his higher education career as VP of Development at Olivet College. After retiring, he went to work for Chancel Builders. Mr. Nagy will be remembered for many things, not the least of which was his hearty and wonderfully contagious laugh. He was a gregarious man who never met a stranger and quickly made friends everywhere he traveled. Alan was an avid and accomplished bowler, he played the guitar in his church Praise and Worship band, and sang solos regularly (even recording his own CD). He loved and served Trinity United Methodist faithfully for 23 years. He was a devoted and loving family man, teacher, mentor, and coach. In his 74 years, he touched countless lives and will be greatly missed. Alan is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ellen Hughes Cadden Nagy, his two daughters, Catherine Vickers Nagy Wrighter (Kenneth) of Lexington, SC, and Ann Bosha Nagy of Bangkok, Thailand, his two granddaughters, Ellen Hughes Wrighter and Lillie McKay Wrighter; his mother, Barbara Nagy (Brown City, MI), his three sisters, Jeanne Fisher (John) of Mt. Pleasant, MI, Janice Muxlow (David) of Brown City, MI, and Joyce Bishop (Steve) of Winchester, VA, and many nieces and nephews. Due to the concerns and restrictions of Covid 19, attendance is limited. Contact the family for funeral details. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: International Mission Board, 3806 Monument Ave., Richmond, VA 23230-0767 (IMB.org) or Trinity United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1072, Conway, SC 29528-1072. Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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