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Nathan Michael Adams

December 17, 1986 — July 11, 2022

Nathan Michael Adams

Nathan Michael Adams, 35, was born December 17, 1986, and passed away peacefully at his home July 11, 2022. Nathan was born in Oklahoma City. He was a gifted storyteller and actor from the young age of 5 years old where one of his first performances was of The Three Billy Goats Gruff at a 4-H contest. He took this love of theater all the way through public high school where he performed in all productions of the drama department from the 9th to the 12th grade even while he was making his mark as the center of John Marshall High School's football team. Nate attended college at Oklahoma State University and eventually the University of Central Oklahoma where he dug out his niche as a salesman.Nathan loved to win friends and influence people whether at work or in his social groups. He was a sports fanatic. All through school, he played basketball, football and baseball. When he was an adult, he and his dad attended many major league baseball games at professional stadiums. Their favorite team was the St. Louis Cardinals. His dad enjoyed time with Nate that centered around sports. They spent hours reliving those moments. Some memories will last a lifetime.Nate had a love of life, family and friends he had turned into family. He loved his Irish heritage, books by Robert B. Parker, and golf. He loved dogs and hanging out with his family.Gone too soon and gone too young to renal failure, diabetes and high blood pressure, Nathan refused to slow down or quit. He was a fighter. He would fight a person or fight a disease. His inborn vitality made him unstoppable. Nathan will be remembered for his drive and his heart.He was preceded in death by his sister, Rose Emma Adams prior to his birth; 2 grandfathers, Elmer Kief and Lester Adams, 2 grandmothers, Joy Lyman and Ruth C. Noran, and 2 good friends, Chez and Michaela.Nathan is survived by his father, Eddie J. Adams and his mother, Peggy Kief Adams as well as his brothers, Joel Adams and Jonathan Adams and their wives, Janah Adams and Jennifer Adams. He left behind 5 nieces and one nephew; Lynnea Rose Adams, Emma Joelle Adams, Aria Grace Adams, Anna Lorraine Adams, Elizabeth Rose Nelson and Keaton E. Nelson. He is also survived by another grandfather, Tom Lyman as well as a birth grandmother, Beth Traslavinia. He also has a host of close friends left to carry on his legacy of fun and mayhem, as well as a beloved pet, Posey Pug.Memorial Gifts May be Made to: https://gofund.me/6fd6044eThe family will host a come and go reception Saturday, August 13 from 3-5pm at Smith and Kernke Funeral Home, 14624 N. May, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73134. This will be an informal memorial. Come with stories and love to send Nathan on his way. There will be no viewing.
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Come & Go Reception

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Smith & Kernke Funeral Home (N. May)

14624 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73134

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