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Bostic, Nathaniel
Dr. Nathaniel William Bostic, 81, was called from labor to reward on July 18, 2017. A lifelong resident of Columbus, OH, he was an East High School alumnus, a U.S. Army Veteran, and held degrees from Franklin University, Xavier University, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, and United Theological Seminary. He retired as a Criminal Justice Planner for the State of Ohio Dept. of Youth Services, where his career initially began as a Counselor at T.C.Y./T.I.C.O. Dr. Bostic was licensed and ordained to the preach the gospel and, after retirement, also dedicated ten years to serving as an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Columbus State Community College. An advocate for male juvenile offenders, he was particularly passionate about his community outreach work as a member of the Linden Area Commission. Predeceased by daughter Natalie Bostic, mother Ida Scott, brother Reginald Bostic, and sister Brenda Scott. Survived by twin daughters, Traci and Staci Bostic; son Tobias Latham; grandson Isaiah Grice; sisters, Deloris (James) Polk, Elenor Bowers, Yvonne Corbin, and Mary Milner; former wife and daughters' mother, Fay Bostic; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Celebration of Life 12 noon, Monday, July 24, 2017 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 428 E. Main St., where his family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the start of service. Rev. Dr. Charles E. Booth, officiating. Interment Glen Rest Memorial Estate. Arrangements entrusted to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St. To read Dr. Bostic's extended obituary and express condolences to the Bostic family, please visit his online memory book at
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 21, 2017
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