In Memory

Kenneth Nasworthy

Kenneth Nasworthy

Kenneth (Ken) Martin Nasworthy passed away at his home in Stillwater on Friday, February 25th after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Tulsa, OK on May 6, 1944, to Doris Marie and Elmer Aaron (Jack) Nasworthy. 

Ken or Naz (his nickname) is survived by his wife of 56 years, Glenda Sims Nasworthy; 2 sons, Scott Aaron Nasworthy, Salt Lake City, UT and Jack Martin Nasworthy (Marie) Gig Harbor, WA; 3 grandchildren and 4 step grandsons. He is also survived by his brother, Jack Edward Nasworthy, Stillwater; and a sister, Jill Marie Nasworthy from Washington State; a niece and several nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father. 

Ken grew up in the Stillwater area but during the summer months of his early childhood enjoyed life on the carnival traveling throughout the U.S. with his family promoting his dad who was a professional wrestler. Ken graduated from CE Donart High School in 1962, attended OSU and was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. Ken enlisted in the U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Beret) and was a Paratrooper and Medic. His life-long profession was in the security/guard/investigation business. Ken was the youngest Regional Manager in Pinkerton’s 100-year history. He worked for several of the most prominent security companies in the nation, which took him and his family to various Oklahoma locations, Texas, California and Washington state. His last position in a management capacity was that of President of Puget Sound Security, Inc., in Bellevue, WA. Ken and his wife recently returned to the Stillwater area. 

Ken had a dry sense of humor, was the trivia champion of his family, always happy, enjoyed life, loved being around his family, and was generous to a fault. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. There will be no service at Ken’s request. Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at or to his family at 3020 E 6th Ave., #411, Stillwater, OK 74074.

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03/01/22 06:37 PM #1    

Lou Phillips

One of the best I ever knew.  Love you, Lou

03/02/22 12:23 PM #2    

Betty Gail Sewell (Lancaster)

Kenny was one of the best and dearest friends I had in high school and beyond.  He was so clever, witty and lovable.  I think he was everyone's best friend.  He used to call me sometimes when I worked at federal courthouse in OKC just to keep up.  I haven't talked to him in years and he never would come to the reunions.  I am so sorry he is gone and I didn't get to say, "Goodbye."    Rest in peace 'Nas.'  B.G.

03/02/22 01:44 PM #3    

Linda Glover (Mahar)

What an interesting life!  Never knew all those things. Peace to you. Linda

03/04/22 10:18 PM #4    

Darlene Bryan

I adored Kenny because he was one of the few people who "got" my weirdo one-liner jokes and, in fact, could actually top that joke with an even funnier one!  I kinda had a friend crush on him 'cause he had a way of making you feel on top of the world just being around him!

A couple of reunions ago, he said to me, "You were an Elvis fan, weren't you."  "Oh my yes," I exclaimed (how in the world did he remember that?)  He told me about a new Elvis release - "A Little Less Conversation."  I was excited to hear about it.  A couple of weeks later, a copy of that single arrived in my mailbox.  I was ecstatic!

Not only did I have a copy of a new release from my idol, but Kenny had remembered my love of this entertainer after all these years.  This single is going into the memory box of "Best Things That Ever Happened."  And Naz will always be in my head!

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