PFC Nathan Hunter Ellard
October 24, 1998 – March 31, 2019
PFC Nathan Hunter Ellard, 20, of Fort Hood, formerly of College Station, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Milam County. A Life Tribute Celebration will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Friday, April 12, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 3100 Cambridge Dr., Bryan, TX with Pastor Mikey Osborne officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 2:30 P.M. prior to the service that same day. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.
Nathan was born on October 24, 1998 in Bryan, Texas to Jerry Ellard, Jr. and Tammy Hunter. Nathan graduated from College Station High School Class of 2017. While in high school he enjoyed the daily challenges of life, embracing them with great courage and always ready for the next adventure. He played football throughout high school and cherished every moment as a teammate to incredible young men. Nathan truly loved the great outdoors while enjoying hunting and fishing with his father, brother or closest friends. He also liked reading books on history.
Nathan’s true love was his Power Lifting Competitions where he placed 4th in the Texas State Finals. Nathan has always known his heart was one of service and proudly joined the United States Army to serve our country, where he was well on his way in making the military his career as a Combat Medic. A young man of strong integrity, who had a great influence on the lives of his family and friends, a true soldier for his country will be deeply missed.
His paternal grandparents, Jerry Ellard, Sr. and Sally Ellard, precede Nathan in death.
Nathan’s legacy continues on through his survivors; mother, Tammy Hardick and husband John; father, Jerry Ellard, Jr. and wife Kelli; best brother ever, Wayne Ellard; beloved sister, Morgane Ellard; precious niece, Kailyn; grandparents, Ralph DeWayne Hunter Jr., and wife Cynthia, and Cheryl Hunter; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many close friends.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8517, in memory of PFC Nathan Ellard. www.supportwoundedwarriorproject.org
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