Mr. Nathan Leon Alders was born on Nov. 10, 1929, in Nacogdoches to the late Weldon (Joe) and Ruby (Duke) Alders. He went to be with the Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Nacogdoches. Nathan was a lifelong resident of Nacogdoches and graduated from Nacogdoches High School. He retired in 1993 from the United States Postal Service after 35 years of service. He volunteered for the Nacogdoches Fire and Rescue Rehab and was an active member of the Eastside United Pentecostal Church. Nathan was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was raised in a farming family during the great depression. He continued his farming through the years producing a multitude of crops including peas, watermelons, tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables. His happiest days were spent with his family. He enjoyed being in the outdoors, gardening, hunting and fishing. All who knew Mr. Alders will miss him tremendously. Mr. Alders is survived by his daughter, Donna Rogers and husband Marty; his son Nathan Jr. (Poogie) and wife Connie, all of Nacogdoches; seven grandchildren, Melody Kennedy and husband Casey, Kyle Alders and wife Jenna, Justin Rogers and wife April, Stephen Alders and fiancÃ© Caroline Harrell, Jonathan Rogers and fiancÃ© Kara Cross, Christopher Alders and Cade Alders; seven great-grandchildren, Derek, Allie, Katie and Luke Kennedy, John Weldon Alders, Gauge Rogers and soon to be born Stella Jane Alders; brothers, Nolan Alders and wife Virginia, Weldon (Buddy) Alders and wife Paula; sisters, Loretta Waggoner and husband Dell, Bonnie Johnson, and Rose Johnson and husband James; as well as numerous extended family, church family, and good friends. A special thanks to the staff of Accolade Hospice and special caregivers, Bonnie Johnson, Lois Harkey, Melissa Taylor and Ruth Martin. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Tommie Muckleroy Alders and by his parents Ruby and Weldon Alders. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Eastside United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Ennis Fuller and the Rev. Glen Morton officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Laird Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Eastside United Pentecostal Church in memory of Nathan and Tommie Alders. Condolences can be shared on line at www.lairdfh.net. Laird Funeral Home.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2012