Remembering Our Brothers

All too often we lose one of our Brothers through death and we post remembrances of them through short articles providing Scouting information, details of family arrangements and memorials. The articles are posted on the Lodge website front page for a period of time and then transferred here for long term viewing. Please contact us if additional information is needed at

Stan Nester Announcement

UPDATE! - We are asking all Arrowmen, who plan on attending Mr. Nester's services, to wear their full CLASS A uniform with OA sash.  Thank you!!

We are sad to inform the Lodge of the passing of Stan Nester, a Vigil Honor member of the Catawba Lodge.  Stan will be greatly missed by all of us in the Lodge!!

The following are additional details on Stan and his memorial services.

Stanley Dale Nester 

June 13, 1952 - January 8, 2022 

Mint Hill, North Carolina - On Saturday, January 8, 2022, Stanley Dale Nester, loving father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away at the age of 69. 

Stan was born on June 13, 1952, in Grantsville, WV, to James Dale and Oleva Francis Nester. He was raised in Akron, OH, and attended the University of Akron. Stan was a member of The Chapel where he met his wife Debbie (Haslett) Nester. They moved to Charlotte, NC, in 1986, where they laid down roots and raised their son. Stan was a Sales Manager with Myers Tire Supply for over 30 years, and loved meeting new people. He was known for his genuineness, kindness, and ever-present smile. Stan devoted countless hours to the Boy Scouts of America in both Akron and Charlotte. Stan will be most remembered as a devoted husband, father and grandfather. 

Stan was preceded in death by his wife, Debbie Nester; father, James Nester; and nephew, Rory Nester. He is survived by his beloved son, Derek Nester; daughter-in-law, Sara Nester; granddaughter, Elizabeth Jean Nester; his mother, Fran Nester; and his brothers, Larry (Lynda) and Barry (Sandra); along with several cousins, nieces and nephews. 

A visitation with the family will be held on Friday, January 14, 2022, from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in Mint Hill. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 11:00am in the funeral home chapel, followed by graveside interment in Sunset Memory Gardens, 8901 Lawyers Road in Mint Hill. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Mecklenburg County Council, Stan Nester Training Fund, 1410 E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28204 or Boy Scouts of America, Great Trail Council, 4500 Hudson Dr., Stow, OH 44224. 

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Nester family.

Bill Tyler Announcement

Catawba Lodge – We are sorry to announce the passing of a long-time member of our Lodge – Bill Tyler.  Bill passed away on Friday, June 9th and is survived by his wife – Joy, daughter - Christy and his son - Bobby an Eagle Scout.


Bill most recently served as the Catawba Lodge - Indian Village advisor.  The Lodge’s Indian Village began with Bill’s efforts in 1995.  The vision of the Indian Village and its numerous additions was a passion for Bill.


Bill Tyler was a Vigil Honor member, a Founders Award, The Service to the Nest Award recipient and the Mecklenburg County Council - Silver Beaver Award


Bill also served in numerous roles within Scouting including Scout Master and Troop Committee Chair for Troop 70 - Paw Creek Presbyterian Church.  Additional roles included:  Hornet’s Nest District – Camporee Chair, Klondike Advisor, previous Hornet’s Nest - District Training Chair as well as numerous Cub Scout Leadership positions.


Services for Bill Tyler will take place at 10:30 am, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Paw Creek Presbyterian Church – Scout Hut.  All Scouters attending are asked to wear full Class A uniforms and OA Sash.

Andrew "Andy" Stuart Underwood

Andrew Stuart Underwood, 57, of Lincolnton, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Carolinas Medical Center Main in Charlotte, NC.

Andrew was born June 8, 1963 in Charlotte, North Carolina to the late John Edward Underwood and the late Shirley Ledbetter Underwood.

He will lie in state from 9:30 am - 11:30 am, Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The graveside service will follow on Sunday at 1:00 pm at Stony Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery at 28996 Stony Hill Road, Albemarle, officiated by Rev. Wes Craven. The family request that anyone attending, please dress in casual or farm attire.

Survivors include wife, Rev. Sarah Cannon Underwood of Lincolnton, NC, son, Matthew (Sarah Cruthis) Underwood of Kannapolis, NC, daughter, Ashley Underwood of Lincolnton, NC, grandsons: Alexander and Jefferson Underwood, brother, Steve (Melanie) Underwood, sister, Patricia Underwood Wynne, and his "band of brothers": Mark Bearden, Paul "Chip" Chambers, and Todd McCraw.

Andrew was the PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) Manager for the 911 Center in Kings Mountain, NC. Formerly, he worked as a disc jockey for several radio stations and was a sales consultant for two-way radio systems. Andrew enjoyed beekeeping, tending the family farm in Stanly Co., NC, gardening, and spending time with his dogs. He was involved with Boy Scouts of America as a child and then later as a Scout Master. Andrew also took an active role in his wife's ministry with the United Methodist Church for over 30 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or Pisgah United Methodist Church.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle, NC is serving the Underwood family.

Online condolences may be made at

Dan Tito

It is with a heavy heart that we are mourning the loss of our fellow Lodge member Dan Tito who passed away suddenly on March 6, 2021. At this time details on services or contact information are not available but will be passed along as soon as possible.

Dan Tito was a Vigil Honor member of our Lodge and a longtime Scouter in the council supporting Troop and Crew 19 as well as the training of youth members through NYLT Top Gun and numerous other activities. He is very well known for his humor and the love of Scouting.

Dan will truly be missed.