Nathaniel John Valenzuela, age 35, of Joplin, Mo., passed away August 31, 2017, peacefully in his sleep after a long and hard battle.
Nathaniel was born June 28, 1982, in Fort Stockton, Texas, to Arturo C. Valenzuela and Jo C. Lowry White.
Nathaniel loved his family and brought great joy to those who knew him.
He is survived by his mother, Jo C. White; three daughters, Dina Stone, of the home, Patricia Stone, of Carl Junction, Caéton Valenzuela, of Exeter, Mo.; brothers, Izaak Davis of Phoenix, Ariz., Jason Newman, of Carthage; maternal grandmother, Bibs Lowry, of Cassville, Mo.; uncles, John Lowry and wife, Mary, of Exeter, Alfredo Valenzuela, of Ft. Worth, Texas; aunts, Lois Stewart and husband, Bobby, of Wheaton, Mo., Carolina Lopez, of Ft. Worth, Texas, Amelia Taylor and husband, Mike, of Corpus Christi, Texas, Estella Malina and husband, Joe, of Odessa, Texas; a brother of his heart, Randy Adams and wife, Christy; plus several cousins and extended family and friends. Nathaniel is preceded in death by his father, Arturo Valenzuela, and by Dave "Poppy" Molesworth.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, September 2, at 6 p.m. at Parker Mortuary with a visitation to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, helping those with spinal cord injuries.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.
Published on September 1, 2017