Mitsuto  Nakamura
Mitsuto Nakamura, 90, of Flatwoods, Ky., passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020.
He was born June 4, 1929, in Kapaa, Hawaii, to the late Seisho and Matsuko Nakamura.
He grew up working on a pineapple farm and graduated from Kapaa High School. He was a veteran, serving in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired from the Xerox Corporation after 28 years where he earned numerous awards for customer technical service and admiration for his bow tie collection lovingly created by his wife Joline. He served in many roles at the Wildwood Church of God in Ashland, Ky., for over 50 years and spent hundreds of hours as part of the volunteer crew helping in the original construction of the facility.
Mr. Nakamura is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Joline Nakamura of Flatwoods; five children, Vicki Wray (Jim) of Winchester, Ky., Mitsue Ferguson of Raceland, Alan Nakamura (Cathy) of Crestwood, Ky., Joy Rivers (Andy) of Crofton, Md., and Glenn Nakamura (Lisa) of Lakeland, Fla.; a brother, Sadamu Nakamura of Honolulu, HI; twelve grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; and a wonderful network of church family and community friends.
He was preceded in death by his ever-caring son-in-law, James Ferguson, and nine brothers and sisters.
A celebratory memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 10, 2020, at Wildwood Church of God in Ashland, Ky., with Pastor Steve Harris officiating. Visitation will be held beginning at 10 a.m. that day at the church. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to may donate either to a favorite charity or to the Wildwood Church Roof Fund. Mitsuto can't be on the ladder anymore, but he would love to help repair the church he helped to build.
Published on February 6, 2020


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Wanda Pack Schubmehl
Mar 22, 2020
So sorry to hear of this loss. My deep sympathy for the family.
Carolyn Fritts Mccauley
Feb 10, 2020
I have wonderful memories of Mits and his family and many years we worshiped together at First Church of God. My sincere sympathy to Jo and family. Our loss and heavens gain. May God comfort and keep you during this time.
Dorothy Carney
Feb 09, 2020
Our sympathy to all of your family.
Rheta DeBord
Feb 09, 2020
So sorry Mitsu and family. Losing two special people so close together is hard.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Deanna Tatterson
Feb 08, 2020
Mitsue. I am thinking if you. So sorry about Jim and your Dad. Love and prayers.
Laurie and Howard Mindek
Feb 08, 2020
Joy: Sorry to hear about your Dad. May his memories be a comfort.
Robert Greene
Feb 07, 2020
So very sorry to hear of your Fathers passing he was a great fellow, and what a great smile.
Greg & Lisa Dillow
Feb 07, 2020
We were so fortunate to have the Nakamuras as our neighbors for over 13 years. Love and prayers for the family.
Don Church
Feb 07, 2020
A great neighbor for many years and also exercising at the vitality center together and the many conversations about the Church and our Lord.