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Nathan Donald Brookshire October 23, 1999 - June 18, 2019


Nathan Donald Brookshire (Nate) age 19 of Ozark and recently Vichy, MO passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019. He was born October 23, 1999 and  was the son of Donald E. and Cynthia Brookshire.

Nate was a rare soul in someone so young.  His love of life naturally burst from his beautiful smile and sparkling eyes. Behind that façade though was a sharp mind and stubborn streak that helped him achieve every goal he ever set for himself.

He had the ability to talk to people of all ages about any subject and his parents thought that someday he would become a very powerful, influential man in whatever career field he chose. He had recently helped his family open a new business in Rolla and had many valuable marketing ideas.

As a child, sports and pets were Nate’s hobbies.  Lately, time spent with his many friends was important to Nate.

Nate is survived by his parents, Don and Cynthia Brookshire; his brothers Levi and Garrett Brookshire; grandparents Kenneth Newnham and wife Donna, Nadine Newnham, and Don C. Brookshire; an extended biological family including siblings, mother and great-grandmother and many friends that claimed him as their brother.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Ruth Brookshire.

Memorial funeral services for Nate will be 5:00 P.M. Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Visitation will be 3:00 P.M. Saturday until service time in the funeral home. Donations to honor Nate’s love of animals may be made to Rescue One, 1927-B East Bennett Street, Springfield, Missouri 65804. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.


Fly high now on angel’s wings, Nate!



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    Glenda Hall says

    So very sorry for such a tremendous loss. I know he was special to his Grandma Nadine who often spoke lovingly of him.

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    Mikey Bryan says

    Nathaniel, ever since you were a kid I’ve always had love for you. Ever since me and Garrett were waking up at 5am to go to drill In our early years in high school. Growing up together with Garrett and seeing you play with your airsoft gun that everyone drooled over. Once we became close friends, the times we spent together are never going to the be the same. Every trip we made together with our friends. Like when we skipped the volleyball tournament to go to Branson with Jon and Justin to spend the day and branson and just hangout together. Or all the little trips we’d all take to downtown Springfield just to go around the square and go to the parking garage and just hangout. Little things like that are gonna hurt to do now without you. I’m gonna miss everything about you. Your laugh, your courage, and your scream that never failed to make me laugh. You may not have been blood, but you were my brother. You will always be my brother. Rest in peace Nathaniel, Love you always.

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    Lori (Roberts) Wilson says

    From your tribute, I can tell Nate was a beautiful soul. And he still is. May God bless you with shalom until you see your precious Nate again. From Lori, Carrollton class of ‘79

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    Suzan Gonder says

    I simply don’t have the words to express how profoundly sorry I am about Nathan. Just know that I’m praying for you all and hope you can find peace as you grieve the loss of this remarkable young man. All my love to you.

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    Marty and Pam McCall says

    Our hearts are with you Don and Cynthia during this tough time. Sending you love and strength.

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    Carter Buschardt says

    So very sorry for your family………be strong.

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    Faye Harris says

    So very sorry for your loss, praying peace and strength for family and friends.

    Walkabout Coffee Shop owners and staff.

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    Jack Buell says

    My condolences on the tragic loss of your son.

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    Phyllis Allsbury says

    No right words to say, just so sorry that you are dealing with such a terrible and sad tragedy and shock. Thinking of you now and in the days to come — please take care.

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    Cynthia Brookshire says

    Thank you so much for all your support and love. Nate truly has made a difference in so many lives. Please remember the good times spent with him. He wouldn’t want anyone to be sad over his passing. He is flying free now with angels and if there is fishing in heaven, he and his grandma are trying to outdo each other!

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    Tamra says

    Please accept my condolences to your family. I hope that God’s promise of the resurrection brings you comfort during this very difficult time. (Acts 24:15)

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    S. Lee says

    I want to express my sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one and share the hope promised in the Bible.
    Jesus promised that “those in the memorial tombs will…come out.” (John 5:28, 29)
    In harmony with God’s original purpose, those resurrected as humans will have the opportunity to live on a paradise earth. (Luke 23:43)This promised future includes perfect health and everlasting life for obedient humans.
    The Bible says: “The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it.” (Psalms 37:29)