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Nathaniel Andrew Thress

October 20, 1998 ~ May 5, 2023 (age 24) 24 Years Old

Nathaniel Thress Obituary

Nathaniel Andrew Thress passed away unexpectedly on May 5th, 2023. His family is deeply saddened by his sudden death. He was only 24 years old. Nathan was born on October 20th,1998 in Knoxville Tennessee. 
Nathan was a kind and thoughtful soul. He always liked being outdoors and especially enjoyed fishing. He was a sports fan and throughout his life he had a great passion for cars. 
Nathan was very smart, artistic, witty, fun spirited and compassionate toward others. He was a hard worker and always willing to help. He was a loyal friend, and most especially a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin. He will be forever missed by many. 
Nathan is survived by his beloved mother, Lisa Kobli (Joe); his dear sister, Catie; brother, Corey; father, Michael Thress (Joan-stepmother); baby brothers, Benjamin and Alexander; grandfather, George Rainwater (Michelle); grandmother, Tansi Thress; and loving aunts, uncles and cousins. 
He is preceded in death by Mary Rainwater (grandmother); Laura Rainwater (great-grandmother); Archie and Mary Catherine Riikola (great grandparents); Tommy Riikola (great uncle); Butch and Margie Thress (grandparents); and Clarence and Norma Thress (great grandparents).
A private family graveside service will held be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery and a celebration of Nathan’s life will be at a future time. 
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Nathan’s memory to St. Joseph School (1810 Howard Rd, Knoxville, TN 37918) or to The Mend House (308 Knox Rd. Knoxville, TN 37918 attn: Reico Hopewell)
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