Nathan died at home, in Seelyville, which he shared with his loving parents, Glen and Theresa Williams.
Nathan was born in Terre Haute, Aug. 22, 1975. Nate, as he was called by family and friends, was raised in Brazil and graduated from Northview High School with the class of 1995.
In 1995, Nate was torchbearer for the opening ceremonies and honored athlete at the Special Olympics, conducted on the campus of Indiana State University.
Nate won numerous Indiana Special Olympic State Championships in the long jump, 100-, 200- and 400-meters. He also was State Champion in bowling in 1996.
In 1996, Nate represented the state of Indiana at the Special Olympics World Games at New Haven, Conn., placing second in the 100-meters. When arriving back home, he was honored with a fire truck ride through town and a reception for his accomplishments.
Those who knew him and loved him best marveled at his burning desire to win, his compassion for others and the care of his beloved dogs and spending time outdoors.
His love of the Lord and unwavering faith sustained him through all of his medical problems and life's difficulties.
He gave his live to the Lord at Wesley Chapel Church, where he was a faithful member. His loving smile, sense of humor, loyalty, kindness to family, friends and strangers will be missed and fondly remembered.
Nate was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Glen and Rosemary Williams and maternal grandfather Joseph Brooks, as well as teacher, friend and coach, Virginia Harris.
Besides his parents, Nathan is survived by his loving sister Laura Sanders and husband Ray, Brazil, brothers Rowdy Williams and wife Billie, Terre Haute, and Matthew Williams and wife Amanda, Brazil, grandmother Barbara Brooks, West Terre Haute, nieces and nephews Brailyn Whitson, Ethan Whitson, Eddy Sanders, Sabrina Williams, Mitchell Williams, Kennedy Williams and Courtney Williams, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members.
Services for Nate will be at French Funeral Home, Thursday, May 20, 2010, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Tom Hess officiating.
Burial will follow at Highland Lawn Cemetery, U.S. 40 east, in Terre Haute. Visitation will be at the funeral home, Wednesday, from 4-8 p.m.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.