Nauman was born July 8, 1966, and graduated from South Putnam High School in 1984.
He was a master sergeant in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y., 10th Mountain Division for his entire career.
During his 19 years in the military, Nauman had been deployed to Panama, Kosovo and Afghanistan three times, where he earned several medals and accommodations.
As a young man, he attended Fillmore United Methodist Church and was a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 96, where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and restoring old Mustang cars.
Nauman was preceded in death by his mother Linday Smythe Covert, grandfather Marion Eugene Smythe, and grandparents Ralph, Verda and Goldie Nauman.
Survivors include his father Paul Nauman, stepmother Norma Nauman, son Klayton Nauman, Plattsburgh, N.Y., grandson Riley Nauman, Plattsburgh, N.Y., fiancée Lisa Stiglitz, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, great-grandparents Barbara and Raymond Martin, Brazil, step-grandmothers Bernadine Smythe, Mountain Home, Ark., and Evaline Clark, Coatsville, sister Melissa Nauman (Brad Dorsett), Cloverdale, half-sister Deanna Hellums (Todd), Brazil, half-brother Michael Covert, Brazil, step-sisters Tami Huffman, Clarence, Mo., Lori Boyce (Shane), Fillmore, and Kelli Stevens (Bryan), Cloverdale, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling will be 4-8 p.m., Thursday, and services at 10 a.m., Friday, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle. Burial will be in Fillmore Cemetery. Pastor Paul Taylor will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, friends and family are welcome to donate to the Fillmore High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund through the Putnam County Community Foundation.