OBITUARY

Nathan D. Craig

June 17, 1977July 4, 2021
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REFLECTIONS OF LIFE

Nathan Craig left us to be with the Lord on July 4th, 2021, at 44 years old. He was born in Evansville, Indiana, to the parents LaDonna Towler and Erwin Craig.

In 1984, Nathan, his mother and younger brother, Marcus, relocated to Alhambra, California. The family joined First A.M.E Church in Pasadena. On February 10, 1985, Nathan was baptized under the leadership of Rev. Warren Campbell.

As a child, Nathan enjoyed the warm California weather, especially swimming and playing baseball on the Alhambra Little League team. At the age of ten, he won an award for the most home runs in a season. The opposite teams all knew when Nathan stepped on the plate, there was no stopping him to home base. Nathan graduated from Alhambra High School in 1995. He continued to play sports and excelled on the high school track team. He attended WyoTech Technical School, graduating in 2010 as a certified Electrician. He loved working as an electrician and he was hired by several construction companies. Nathan later moved to Sacramento California and started his own business named Craig’s Electrical.

Nathan always demonstrated a friendly nature by helping friends and family. His greatest assets were his openness to others and willingness to accept people. The love for his two sons was greatly shown and he never missed a chance to brag about them growing up. Nathan will be missed by everyone that knew him.

  • FAMILY

  • Erwin Craig, Father
  • LaDonna Towler, Mother
  • Nathan will also be missed by his two beloved sons and many loving friends and family members.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Memories

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Desiree B

August 1, 2021

How I choose to remember you

How I choose to remember you
is in the way you loved me

The way you loved our kids
Our Friday family nights & Saturday shopping sprees

On Sundays you’d take my car, wash it and fill the tank for me

How I choose to remember you was laughing every night watching Martin and telling jokes

Before we’d fall asleep you’d always ask me if I was happy? That’s how I knew we were at our best because my answer was always yes

You’d work on cars in the garage, get stressed out looking for the right size socket. I’d come to help you look for it and laugh because it’d be somewhere close like in your pocket

How I choose to remember you is spoiling our boys, always buying them the biggest, coolest new toys.

Putting them together was the part you least enjoyed.

How I choose to remember you is with a big smile and infectious laugh, our entertaining conversations, how we could never stay mad.

Late night drives to the beach to listen to the waves, it was definitely a favorite place

How I choose to remember you is happy and free, and I’m grateful to God you left behind the two greatest things to ever come from you to me… I see you in them everyday.

Nathan we love you and you will never be forgotten. Not ever!!!

Dwight Towler

July 31, 2021

Dear Nathan,
Even though the distance did not allow us to spend much time together, I will forever remember your smile and always kind personality and spirit. I know you are at peace and letting your light shine among the Angels. I love you and will miss you.

To LaDonna. Marcus, Zion and Zeus:
May the Lord comfort and keep you. Nathan is with the Lord now and find comfort in knowing he is at peace and at rest.

Uncle Dwight

Donita Towler

July 27, 2021

Nathan will surely be missed. He had lots of love and he really care about everyone. Always walking in the door with a smile on his face giving everyone a hug, complaining how hot it is in the house especially at Thanksgiving. I love Nathan so much and I really miss him.
Auntie Donita Towler

Angela McCree

July 26, 2021

Scriptures Read by Cousin Angela McCree

* Time for Everything - Ecclesiastes 3:1-8*
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

*Praise to the God of All Comfort - II Corinthians 1: 3-4*
3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

LADONNA TOWLER

July 26, 2021

Dear Nathan,

Nathan, you were a very special man. I experienced tremendous love for you from each of your friends and family members as they that have shown me support beyond my needs, cried with me, prayed for us, and told me many times how much they loved you.

I always knew Nathan that you had many people whose lives you touched with your kind, gentle, and giving heart. Your family and friends loved you through thick and thin and as raising you as a single mother, I thank all of them for being there for you, whether it was to listen to you, give you advice, or for having the kindness that carried through to now as we say good-bye.

To everyone, please know that Nathan was not alone when he passed away, me and my sister was with him and prayed for his journey to heaven. When I looked at Nathan after he passed, I saw a heavenly glow from his body, he seemed so peaceful and natural looking as if there was nothing wrong with him, no illness, no pain, and no more worries.

Nathan, my son, I am sad and happy you are now resting in peace.
Your Mom is going to miss you every day. You were a strong man with a gentle and giving heart that would do anything for anybody, anytime. I’m sure now in heaven you are fixing something like wings for an angel or building a new cloud for God’s heaven.

I will miss you every day of my life.
Good-bye my son.

I Love you,
Mom LaDonna

KENNY TOWLER

July 26, 2021

Passing Away
By Kenneth Towler

We recently had an experience of a passing away. An arising into heavenly places away from the times of today. The process of life ends suddenly sometimes, while we spend our lives just keeping up with the times.

But let it be known that on this here Earth, it is a blessing when one can put others first. Nathan was one that always did this. He greeted his kids with a big loving kiss. He was a real help when real work needed be done, with a good attitude and a smile that shines like the sun.

But who is Nathan, inside, deep down. With his rough exterior, I’ve found him to be very profound. His words were very strong. His mind very sure. Some can be spiritually lacking, but Nathan’s motives were spiritually pure.

He overly loved his family, as if one could love too much, but he contributed stern qualities. Ones that added strength to the touch.

He will be always missed, and always loved.
He lives in His children’s eyes.
Let us look to them and always remember his legacy.
May his love for them be the Towler family prophecy.

A time of passing away, is a time for the strength he possessed and the support he gave.
And this is a time to love, in the remembrance of his light.
We can all live, in the presence of the gifts of our passing away.

Uncle Kenny

DOUGLAS & DONNAREE TOWLER

July 23, 2021

Hello LaDonna,
We remember Nathan being very friendly and humorous during the time he spent in Evansville playing with Alan. They were best cousins born less than a year apart. I did not have to worry about the two of them taking care of themselves while out playing. They were a good tag team. Thank you for the time we spent when he visited us during the summer. Nathan was always very respectful to his uncle. With us both being single parents, you did a great job raising him. Talking to you and seeing the photos of Nathan with his sons shows how he was a great father. I wish we could have been there. We will miss him and at the same time look forward to that day when we will all rejoice together.

To Zion and Zeus you may not understand it now but stay strong in the Lord and the power of the Holy Spirit. We love you. Your great uncle Dougie and aunt Donna.

To LaDonna, peace and comfort be with you and Marcus. We love you.

JOSEPH & DIANE TOWLER

July 22, 2021

IT'S IN MOMENTS LIKE THESE THAT WORDS FALL SHORT. I KNOW HOW MUCH NATHAN LOVED HIS FAMILY AND HOW MUCH HIS FAMILY LOVED HIM. HE WAS A GREAT FATHER. IT IS TIME FOR NATHAN TO SPEND EVERY DAY WITH ANGELS.

TYRONE & DIANE TOWLER

Kalneca Fleming

July 14, 2021

Oh... the days over Grandma Suttas. Cousin it's been so long since I've seen you! But I have thought of you over the years... May God Bless your Mother & your boys. Love Kalneca & The Denton Family

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Nathan 1993

FROM THE FAMILY

Nathan about 8 months old

FROM THE FAMILY

Nathan with Mom and brother Marcus

FROM THE FAMILY

Alhambra Thunderbirds Football Little League

FROM THE FAMILY

Nathan's Baseball trader card
Age: 12
Height: 5 - 2
Weight: 130
Team: Pirates
League: Alhambra American L.L.
School: Multnomah
Favorite Pro: Jose Canseco
Favorite Team: Oakland A's

FROM THE FAMILY

Nathan received lots of metals and awards for playing sports

FROM THE FAMILY

Nathan actually caught a fish!

FROM THE FAMILY

Nathan at a track meeting 1994-1995

FROM THE FAMILY

Nathan's Discus Throw at Santa Ana Track Meet in 1994