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LAKELAND - Nathaniel "Nate" James Giggy, 22, passed away Monday, October 28, 2013. Cause of death is pending medical examiner's report.
Nathan was born in Harbor City, California on July 15, 1991. He moved to Lakeland from Tucson, Arizona in 1998 with his family. Nate was a student in the Engineering program at the University of Florida. He was a graduate from the International Baccalaureate School at Bartow High with an IB diploma, having attended Lawton Chiles Middle Academy and Cleveland Court Elementary.
Nathaniel is preceded in death by his grandfather Al Grmela (1994). He is survived by his parents Michael and Jacqueline, sister Amanda (17), brother Tristan (15) and grandparents Bob and Diane Giggy, all of Lakeland Florida; grandmother Carolle Grmela of Bakersfield CA; aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family in California, Oregon and Texas; loving friends Tony Marietta, Holly Grimes and Travis Gilliam; and many others.
Nathan enjoyed spending time with friends and siblings; video games; parkour and wrestling. He touched many lives with his keen wit, kind soul, infectious smile and deep sensitivity. We will miss you Nate, you will always be in our hearts and we find peace knowing you are in God's loving arms.
Visitation will be held on Saturday November 2, 2013 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the Heath Funeral Chapel Tribute Center.
Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday November 3, 2013 at 1:30 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive.
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Funeral Home
Heath Funeral Chapel
328 South Ingraham Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 682-0111
Published in Ledger from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2013
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