Nathan "Nate" Allen Joling
May 24, 1986 - April 12, 2018
Nathan A. Joling, 31 year old Central Point resident, left us unexpectedly on Thursday, April 12, 2018.
Nate was born on May 24, 1986 in Yreka, California to Joe and Nancy Joling. Nate was loved by so many. His huge heart, infectious laugh, radiant smile and strong bear-like hugs left a mark on everyone he met. He was an amazing son and brother. This tragic loss has left a void in our lives that can never be filled.
Growing up, Nate was rambunctious, and a quick learner. Anything that involved sports or physical skill, he was the master. Growing up he played many sports: football, baseball, basketball, soccer, and BMX. While in elementary school, he was part of the unicycle club and the Boy Scouts.
Nate enjoyed visiting and having fun with family and friends. He was always excited for a holiday or event so he could spend time with them. A lot of these events were camping and hanging out at the river. Just being outdoors made him happy. He found his true calling fighting fire, and worked on a local fire fighting crew, where he was advancing his career. Nate just loved his family, friends, pets, music and sports. Nate was also an avid Seahawks fan. Go Hawks!
Nate is survived by his father and mother, Joe, and Nancy Joling; his sister, Tenielle Joling; grandma, Carol Ledford, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Sonny and Caroline Allen; grandpa, Herman H. Joling Jr; and Kane, his beloved dog.
Nate will be missed by all who knew and loved him. We will forever be grateful to God for Nate and the joy and love he brought to each one of our lives. A Celebration of Life will be held on May 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at TouVelle State Park, Tablerock Road in Central Point, Oregon. Please bring a dish and memories to share. Online condolences may be made at www.girdnerfuneralchapel.com.