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Nathan KingNathan 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.
So sorry to hear of Nathan's passing. I hope you can find solace that Nathan's fight might help another to gain some precious months. Please let me know if you need anything.
Emily Fisher Sep 27 2017 12:00 AM
I am so sad to hear of your sons passing but I am glad his suffering is over and that he is in a much better place. God bless my friend.
Brian Schwab Sep 26 2017 12:00 AM
My most sincere condolences to Nathan's family. My daughter, Amanda, (who now lives in Texas) was in band with Nathan and remembers him as such a nice guy that everyone liked. Although not a close friend of his, the comradery that the band kids felt was such a special thing. You must be so proud that Nathan's courage and faith in dealing with his illness has touched and inspired so many.
Janice McGuire Sep 26 2017 12:00 AM
Im so sorry for your loss Mike and Carol King. Prayers for you and your Family.
Conley Schwab Sep 25 2017 12:00 AM
My deepest condolences to your family. I hope your joyful memories of Nathan will comfort you in this time of sorrow.
Julie Gibbons Sep 25 2017 12:00 AM
I'm really sorry for your loss. There are no words to express how sad these moments should be for you and the family. Feel proud of your son's strength for fighting his illness. Hope you find comfort with the good memories that you treasured throughout his path in life.
Aida Wesseldine Sep 25 2017 12:00 AM
I am so saddened by the passing of Nathan! What a fighter he was! He has taught many lessons by his strength and love for god. Sending prayers to Mike, Carol, Caleb and all of the King family. Praying for strength and peace in the coming days!
kimberley Hokey Sep 25 2017 12:00 AM
I am so sad to hear of Nathan's passing! My thoughts and prayers to the family! Carol, if you don't recognize my name, I worked at the election polls each year when Nathan came in to vote. A couple years ago he came in a wheel chair and not knowing about the glioblastoma, I teased him about "an old football injury" he was so kind to joke along with me! Some how he just touched my heart and I have included him in my prayers each night since then! RIP Nathan.
Dee Hawkins Sep 23 2017 12:00 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have fond memories of Nathan and his friendship with Nick.
Valle Cassette Sep 23 2017 12:00 AM
Dear Mike and Carol, It saddens me to hear of Nathan ' s passing. He was a great fighter and teacher. He taught us to enjoy to the fullest and to fight for every precious moment we have. If there is anything I can do, just let me know.
Kevin Harvey Sep 22 2017 12:00 AM