Nathan (NaNa) Beason was born December 2, 1982 and departed this life October 6, 2018 surrounded by his loving family after fighting a seven-year battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer. Nathan loved life and loved everybody and he never met a stranger. Nathan greeted everyone with a smile and they left with a big hug, and an I love you. One of Nathan’s greatest passions was coonhunting with buddies and he did this as long as his health allowed. He also enjoyed going to Hardee’s each morning and spending time with his breakfast buddies and the morning crew shift. He always carried dollar bills with him and gave them to the kids that he saw each morning at Hardee’s. He did this every morning until about a few weeks ago when his health seriously declined. However, he was most loving and protecting of his family whom he loved with all his heart. Little Jancee was his partner in crime and he adored her. She was a blessing that came along just at the right time and gave new meaning to his life.
Nathan was a member of Midway Baptist Church and was saved at Blair’s Creek Baptist Church, he took every opportunity to let his family, and friends know that he had a better home awaiting in Heaven and that he was ready to go!
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Charles (Sonny) Rush, Paris (Cotton) and Edith Beason all of Tazewell.
Nathan is survived by his parents: Mike and Pat Beason of New Tazewell; Brother Jonathan Beason and wife Jessica of Tazewell; Sister Casie Beason and Tim Shrout of New Tazewell. Grandmother Bessie Rush of Tazewell. Nephews and nieces whom Nathan adored – Elijah, Emma and Jancee Beason of Tazewell; Ethan Smith and Lily Stone of New Tazewell.
Aunts & uncles: Rosemary & Linvil Day, Kim & Georgia Rush of Tazewell; Roger & Ginger Beason of Tazewell; Debbie & Rick Mathena of Statesville, North Carolina: Kenny & Tammy Beason of New Tazewell, Barbara & Stacey Smith of Knoxville.
Special Cousins: Melody Cline, Adam Rush, Natalie Johnson, Karla Johnson, Misty Boyd, Michelle Leabow, RayLynn Gent, Lauren Mathena, Jason, Bradley & Brandon Beason, Tim Smith and a host of relatives and friends who will truly miss him.
Pallbearers: Elijah Beason, Ethan Smith, Dana Brogan, Elijah Earls, Will Hatfield, Daniel Cole, Johnny Dale Sweet & Bruce Wilmoth.
Honorary Pallbearers: George Allison, James Cosby, Ray Duncan, Eugene “Lefty” Leffew, Estel Pillion, Ray Pillion, David Roberts & Ronnie Sizemore.
The Family will receive friends Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 5 PM till 8 PM with funeral services to follow at 8 PM at Midway Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Pressnell and Rev. Jim Blevins officiating. Music will be provided by Kenny Trent and David Painter.
Graveside Services will be Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 11 AM in the Irish Memorial Gardens.