SMITHVILLE Nathaniel B. Nate Butcher, 48, of Smithville passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Wooster Community Hospital.
He was born August 16, 1973 in Massillon the son of Keith and Carol Jean Nutter Butcher. He married Vanessa Herold on April 21, 2001. She survives.
He was a 1991 graduate of Orrville High School and the Wayne Co. Schools Career Center and had worked at Akron Brass as a Tooling Technician and as a Maintenance Supervisor for more than 27 years. Nate was very active in the Wooster Golden Gloves and was the Commissioner of the Smithville Youth Baseball Association. He was an avid OSU fan and enjoyed spending time with his family and especially enjoyed coaching his sons. Nate always made sure the baseball fields were in pristine condition and ready for the boys to play.
People are encouraged to wear their OSU, Smithville or Golden Gloves gear to the calling hours and funeral service.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Vanessa, are his children Zachary B. Butcher and Bryce A. Butcher both of Smithville; his father Keith Butcher of Orrville; siblings Matthew Butcher and Gina Butcher both of Wooster; several nieces and nephews and his special canine companion, Zoey.
Nate was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Jean Matheny.
Friends will be received at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 7605 Pleasant Home Road, Sterling on Friday evening from 5-8:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the Church on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wooster Golden Gloves, 1030 Ashwood Drive, Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may b e left or the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
Wooster Golden Gloves, 1030 Ashwood Drive, Wooster, OH 44691
Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the Church
Friday, January 14, 2022 from 5-8:00 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 7605 Pleasant Home Road, Sterling