Nathaniel Clair Gilkerson

Born: Fri., Oct. 15, 1993
Died: Sat., May 12, 2018


5:00 PM Tue., May 15, 2018
Location: Carlisle Christian Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., May 16, 2018
Location: Carlisle Christian Church

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Nathaniel Clair Gilkerson, 24, of Carlisle, husband of Tabitha Ritchie Gilkerson, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

A native of Carlisle, Kentucky, he was born October 15, 1993 to Christopher Clair & Peggy Hunt Gilkerson, of Carlisle, was a 2012 graduate of Nicholas County High School and 2014 graduate of Maysville Community & Technical College, worked as a maintenance technician for EnovaPremier and was a devoted member of Carlisle Christian Church. Nate loved life and lived it to the fullest serving his church through his guitar music and the youth of his community as a coach for the Nicholas County 4-H Shooting Sports Club. He greatly enjoyed the outdoors through hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle.

In addition to his wife and parents, survivors include his sister, Jessica (Brad) Gilkerson Rogers, of Louisville; paternal grandparents, Max & Mary Gilkerson, of Dalesburg; maternal grandparents, Alvin & Sharon Hunt, of Ewing; his father-in-law, James Ritchie, of Carlisle; his mother-in-law, Tracey Liver Ellis, of Cynthiana; brother-in-law, Justin Ritchie, of Carlisle; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the Carlisle Christian Church by Rev. Steve Smith & Bro. Tony Smith with burial to follow in the Carlisle Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 5:00 P.M. Tuesday at the church.

Charitable donations may be made in Nathaniel's memory to the following organizations:

Carlisle Christian Church
242 Locust Street, Carlisle, Kentucky 40311
Tel: 859-289-5266

Nicholas County 4-H Shooting Sports
c/o Phyllis Alexander, 699 Lower Concord Road, Carlisle, KY 40311

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Clint and Tamme Stoops
   Posted Sun May 13, 2018
Nathan was sweet, kind person. We went church with him, celebrate ichthus with him and other youth activities. May God be with you and your family. Prayers we loved him very much. He always had a smile.

Greg Letcher
   Posted Sun May 13, 2018
Nathan was a wonderful young man who I enjoyed teaching and coaching. His life was a blessing for many. My prayers for the family.

Tracy Pollitt Ratliff
   Posted Sun May 13, 2018
Prayers for the comfort and peace that only God can give you.

   Posted Sun May 13, 2018
Although I am deeply saddened by this tragedy, I feel that I have been blessed with the pleasure of personally knowing this wonderful young man. I believe there is a special place prepared for him in Heaven. May God bless and comfort the loving family that he leaves behind and help them through this difficult time.

Clyde and Martha McNew and family
   Posted Sun May 13, 2018
Tabitha there are no words that we can say that express how sad we are about Nate's accident and his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family and Nate's family..may the Lord be with you in the coming days..Love Aunt Martha

Dave & Janet Allison
   Posted Sun May 13, 2018
Such a terrible tragedy, prayers for you and your family through this difficult time. May you always have your memories in your heart, he was a wonderful person!!!

Jackie & Cindy Watkins
   Posted Sun May 13, 2018

So sorry to hear about Nate. He was a special young man. Always smiling and loved riding his motorcycle.

Many thoughts and Prayers for you and all the family.

Daniel A. Hayes
   Posted Mon May 14, 2018
Nathan is the nicest person I have met. It is a honor and privilege to have our lives cross paths. He will be missed dearly. May God be with you all.

Kathy McCall and Volt Employees
   Posted Mon May 14, 2018
Tabitha, please know that we are very sorry for the loss. We will keep you close in our prayers. May God be with you and your family

Billie Spicer
   Posted Mon May 14, 2018
Tabby sorry I cant be there but my heart is with you and the family. Love & prayers to you from me, Emily, Hillary and Normandee.

Marsha and CC Humphries
   Posted Mon May 14, 2018
Peggy, Chris, Tabby and Jess

We are deeply sadden for the passing of Nathan. Please know that we are keeping you close in our thoughts and prayers.

Gale & Janet Hunt
   Posted Mon May 14, 2018
There is no words to say..just love, hugs, prayers and thoughts.
May GOD be with All of You, Today and Forever.
Lots of Love,
Gale and Janet Hunt

Pam Boyce
   Posted Mon May 14, 2018
Nate was a wonderful man and the most gentle soul I have ever known. It was an honor to have known him. He will be missed. Praying for your family in this time of sorrow.

Ron Melancon
   Posted Mon May 14, 2018
You have thousands of others who express sincere prayers for the loss of your family member. We are truly remorseful and it breaks our hearts. Know the people all over the world know of your loss and are sending prayers

Jerry and Mary Frederick
   Posted Mon May 14, 2018
Prayers of comfort for all. Heaven is getting a special angel.

David and Brittany Little
   Posted Tue May 15, 2018
Our consdolences for your loss, many prayers to your family.

Linda, kevin, kyle campbell
   Posted Tue May 15, 2018
Peggy and chris,
We are so sorry to hear about nathan.His wife and you guys are in our prayers

Robert & Charlotte Hopkins
   Posted Tue May 15, 2018
Peggy, Chris, Tabby & Jessica,

Our hearts are heavy for all of you. "Gilk" as we have heard him called so many times, was such a wonderful young man. We have lots of memories of him growing up with Wes & Kenzie, being a classmate, team member & most of all a friend. I know there are no words to make this any easier for you but just know that we continue to lift your family up in prayer. It's the little things, the small, everyday occurrences that you'll remember. The laughs, the stories, the smiles. And even though it seems like you can never recover from your loss, it is these very memories that will help push the pain away and bring back the smile to your faces.

Allison Earlywine
   Posted Tue May 15, 2018
Nate was such an amazing guy. He was always full of laughs and was always a happy person. I know I can't say anything to make this better for you but just remember he will always be watching over you! Sending hugs and prayers your way!

Kerri Middleton Burrus
   Posted Tue May 15, 2018
Words just can not express how sorry I am for your loss. Hugs, Love and Prayers for all of you. You will definitely have an angel watching over you!

Ruby choate johnson
   Posted Thu May 17, 2018
Very sorry for your loss I can only imagine the pain you must feel take comfort that you will see him again someday I will keep you in my prayers GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY

   Posted Sat June 23, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).

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