David Harrell Nale

July 11, 1952April 23, 2021

David Harrell Nale, 68, of El Dorado, passed away Friday, April 23, 2021 at the Medical Center of South Arkansas. He was born July 11, 1952 to William Harrell and Elsie Templeton Nale in El Dorado, AR.

He worked as a pipefitter for the Local 706 and 155. David was a Mason and was of the Baptist faith. He loved hunting, fishing, and working at the farm. His greatest joys were road trips with family, and prank gifts at Christmas.

Preceding him in death are his parents; brother, Richard “Timbo” Nale; and brother-in-law, Duane Nix.

Survivors include his son, Chris Nale of El Dorado; granddaughter, Kaleigh Nale of El Dorado; two sisters, Vicki Nix of Hampton, Traci Craig and her husband Steve of El Dorado; and a host nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Young’s.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 26, 2021 in Young's Chapel with Andy Whitten officiating. Burial will follow at Arlington Memorial Park under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences can be made online at


  • Adam Roberson
  • Adam Buchanan
  • Jonathan Loomis
  • Dustin Zeller
  • Mark Templeton
  • Philip Galbraith


  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 26, 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, April 26, 2021


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Cindi Frisby

April 27, 2021

David always made work fun and interesting. His smile, practical jokes, and constant wit will be greatly missed. Heaven got a good one for sure. I know his family was thrilled when he walked through those gates. My thoughts and prayers are with his remaining family here to continue life without him. 😔😔

Kay Bailey

April 26, 2021

All of David’s EHS CLASS OF 70 will always have fond memories of him! He will most definitely be missed by all of his friends!! Our caring thoughts and prayers are with all of David’s family now and in the days ahead!! May God’s Comfort and Peace be with all who knew and loved David Nale!

Kay Cheatwood Bailey
El Dorado High School Class of 1970

Bobbie Scofield

April 26, 2021

Vicki, Traci, Chris and family,

So sorry to hear of David’s passing. I just wish I had known sooner so that I could have been there for him today. I will treasure all my memories and fun times with children’s games, to going with him to gun shows and going visiting our Aunt Hazel and just visiting with him on the phone. I will miss him so much!

Rest In Peace, David

Love you!


Carol Rankin

April 26, 2021

Chris, I was so so sorry to read about your dad’s passing. Hope you find peace and comfort in your many memories.

Brenda Robertson

April 25, 2021

Chris, I’m sorry about the loss of your dad.The first time I met him was when a group of ladies for IBC went to visit your grandmother! He never stopped talking about you and the family💖🙏 Howerton

April 25, 2021

Me & David were close we talked on phone a lot. David was one of a kind ❤️Loved his Mom took care of her until her passing 💔I certainly will miss our phone calls 💔RIP My Dear Friend David ❤️💔❤️ Y'all in My Thoughts and PRAYERS 🙏❤️🙏🙏David was a Coworkers at Kroger ❤️

CJ Chance

April 24, 2021

My condolences and sympathy to the Nale family. I worked many nights with David at the El Dorado Kroger store. It was a pleasure to know him and I am very thankful to have some great funny memories from that time of friendship.

Dennis Tucker

April 24, 2021

Sorry for your loss.