Nathaniel Stockhover

Roanoke, Virginia

Nathaniel D. “Nater Tater” Stockhover, 25, formerly of Columbus, died unexpectedly Thursday, September 22, 2016, at his home in Roanoke, Virginia.

Nathan was born in Columbus, Indiana, April 27, 1991, to David and Debra Wampler Stockhover.

Our Nathan was a kind-hearted soul with a unique and contagious laugh. He valued friendship and loyalty above all else and always looked for the good in people. Nate did not place importance on outward appearances, but instead loved people for their inner beauty. He was very intelligent and often dreamed larger than life. He was creative and artistic, bringing simple things to life with his special touch. Nate loved adventure and traveled often with his friends. He also found companionship with his beloved dog, Aela, and his cat, Solo.

Nathan left a lasting mark on all who crossed paths with him. In a world full of darkness, he was a beacon of light. Nathan is, and will forever be, deeply missed and loved by so many.

Survivors include his parents, Dave and Debbie Stockhover of Knoxville, Tennessee; sister, Holly Stockhover of Columbus; grandparents, Kay Meyer of Columbus, Mark (Connie) Stockhover of Seymour and Harry (Patricia) Wampler of Columbus; aunts, Tammy Wampler-Heinzen of Bloomington and Tina (Glenn) Frye of Madison, Indiana; cousins, Amber Wampler, Kristin Frye and Andrew Heinzen; and his cat, Solo.

He was preceded in death by his uncle, Jim Heinzen; great-grandparents, Dora Baldwin, Velma (Irvin) Stockhover, Martha (Lloyd) Wampler, Richard (Hattie) McEntire; and dog, Aela.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2016, at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with the Rev. Don Fausnaugh officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2016, and from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wheeler Mission Ministries, 205 E. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46204.

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