Nathanial Dale Clarida, 35, of Eldorado, formerly of Galatia, went home to be with the Lord July 2, 2013, after an accident in the mines where he worked.
He was born July 14, 1977, in Eldorado, a son of Bob and Darline Clarida of Galatia.
He was a member of Galatia First Baptist Church. He was saved at Vacation Bible School in sixth grade and baptized.
The family wishes to say Nathan was a very special man, a wonderful son, brother, uncle and daddy. His joy in life was first his little boy, Parker. He loved to spend as much time with him as he could. He loved his family and loved spending time riding his four-wheeler, motorcycle, jet ski and playing video games with Parker and his friends.
Nathan had a big, sweet, kind heart and was loved by everyone who knew him.
He was “Uncle Na Na” to Hunter and Braxton, his niece and nephew. They adored him and looked up to him as the best uncle anyone could have.
Nathan is survived by his parents, Bob and Darlene Clarida; his son, Parker Nathanial Clarida; his sister, Emme Lane; brother-in-law, Gary Lane; niece, Hunter Lane; nephew, Braxton Lane; special friend, Jamie Smith; grandparents, William Clarida Sr. and Marilyn Clarida, Frances Gulley, Ronald and Eleanore Karnes; and many aunts; uncles; and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Rosaline Karnes and uncle, Ted Karnes.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Sloan Funeral Home in Galatia, with the Rev. Derek Downs officiating. Burial will be in Brushy Cemetery in Harco. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.