Nathan Michael King, 32, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday evening, September 21, from the comfort of his home with his family at his side.
He was born on June 3, 1985 in Richmond to Michael J. and Carol E. Goff King. Nathan graduated from Northeastern High School in 2003. He attended Indiana Wesleyan University and IU East.
Nathan began working at Morrison-Reeves Library when he was 15. He formerly was an assistant manager in the lighting department at Menardâs and later was an accounts manager at Finance Systems in Richmond. He was enrolled in Liberty University Online Programs with intentions of becoming a writer. He was then diagnosed with glioblastoma, which came with a prognosis of seven months of life expectancy. He took a 3Â½ year break to fight cancer.
Nathanâs love of people and strong sense of justice helped him make friends easily with those who needed a friend most. From the new kid at school or the one sitting alone in the cafeteria, he always had a heart for the underdog.
A member of the Fountain City Wesleyan Church, Nathan always put God first with his family close behind. He was a big Premier League soccer fan, especially Manchester City; the NBA and the Indiana Pacers as well as the Chicago White Sox.
Nathan will be remembered by his parents; his brother, Caleb King; maternal grandfather, Raymond Goff, Sr.; paternal grandmother, Eileen King; aunts, Krista (Merle) Valentine, Karen (Ed) Morris, Pam (Dana) Overbay, Ginny (Mike) Brandenburg, Lynn (Charlie) Davis and Jenny (Leon) Daugherty, whom Nathan considered his Bonus Mom for her care toward him; uncles, Dallas (Rhonda) King, Daryl (Shirley) King, Willard (Amy) Goff and Dennis Goff, whose care toward Nathan also went above and beyond. Nathan also is survived by many cousins.
Nathan was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Helen R. Goff; paternal grandfather, Walter King; uncles, Ray Goff, Jr. and John King; and cousin, Denver King.
Pastor Keith Vincent will conduct a funeral ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27 at Fountain City Wesleyan Church, 5600 North US 27, Richmond. Interment will follow in Elkhorn Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26 and 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27, at the Church.
Memorial contributions are encouraged for the St. Jude Childrenâs Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at www.stjude.org or World Hope International, ATTN: Gift Processing, PO Box 743794, Atlanta, GA 30374-3794.