Nathaniel B. "Nate" Butcher

Birth Date: 
Thursday, August 16, 1973
Date of Passing: 
Saturday, January 8, 2022

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.

 

Memorial Contributions: 

Wooster Golden Gloves, 1030 Ashwood Drive, Wooster, OH 44691

Visitation: 

Friday, January 14, 2022 from 5-8:00 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 7605 Pleasant Home Road, Sterling

Service: 

Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the Church

Condolences

I am very sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Vanessa, Zach and Bryce,
My deepest sympathy goes out to you all during this difficult time. My company worked with Nate for 27 years and I considered him a good friend. He will be greatly missed.

I met Nate in Drafting Class at WCSCC, and he always pushed me to do better, teased me, bickered with me, and treated me with respect. He will be missed by all the people who knew him, and those he encouraged. I am sorry to see him go. Your family is in the prayers of my family and I.

Vanessa, Zack, and Bryce, I am terribly sorry to learn of Nate’s passing. I never knew a man that took such great pride and care in coaching gold gloves baseball. I remember the time I ran into Nate in the bathroom in the Fort Laudable airport in Florida on the way home from each of our cruise vacations. Him and I came walking out and Vanessa said, Nate, who is that, and he replied, one of my umpires from gold gloves baseball and you said only you could run into someone we know from over 1000 miles away from home. Nate will truely be missed by a lot of people. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers!

I go way back with Nate and I am very proud to call him my friend. Baseball will not be the same without seeing and talking to Nate.I am very sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

Nate was always a great guy who was willing to do all he could to be helpful and always seemed to have a smile to spare. I always admired that about him and the pride he took in his work. Prayers for his wife and children ,may God be with them. The world is a poorer place today without him in it .

Words cannot express the depth of my sympathy for all in Nates family. I had the privilege of working with Nate at Akron Brass for 17 years. He was an asset to the company and respected by all. He will be missed. My wife Kim and I will keep Vanessa and his sons in our thoughts and prayers.

Played softball with Nate, He was a great guy and a great athlete. Prayers for his Family.

So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers!

Not even sure what to say as Nate was such a great guy and would be the first person there to help you if you ever needed any type of help (especially at the ball field). We are so deeply sorry for your family's loss. Nate and Vanessa brought up two great kids that Nate could talk to you for hours about both of them. Been around Nate for years on both a softball and baseball field and it was great to have him as a friend. The Butcher family will be in our thoughts and prayers! Nate -- I will truly miss you.

I never knew someone who could have more passion for the game of baseball than me, but Nate surpassed me for sure. He truly loved the game, loved the boys he coached and gave everything he could as Smithville youth baseball commish, as well as county commish. He will be missed by so many, my sincere condolences and thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

I'm still in shock over Nate's passing. It has hit me hard! I had the pleasure of working with Nate for over 24 years at Akron Brass and even more so, to call him a friend. He will be deeply missed by everyone there. He was always willing to help out anywhere he could but his life revolved around his wife and kids. Nate loved sports and was dedicated to the youth around his community. My prayers go out to Vanessa and his boys.

I am still in shock over Nate's passing. It has been very hard on me. I had the pleasure of working with Nate for over 24 years at Akron Brass and even more so, to call him friend. He will be deeply missed by everyone there. Nate was always willing to help where he could but his life revolved around his wife and kids. Nate loved sports and was dedicated to the youth of his community. Prayers for Vanessa and his boys.

Nate was a champion. RIP my friend you left us way too early and will be missed every single day!

Words cannot explain your loss. Continued prayers for you and your family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Butcher family. We knew Nate through softball and he played on the same team as our son and they spent many hours on the field together. We will miss running into Nate
at the many sporting events. Prayers for comfort through this difficult time.

My deepest sympathy. You are in my prayers.

The Skelly's would like to send our deepest sympathy to Vanessa and the boy's. I have had the pleasure of knowing this great family for 15yrs. Nate was a great example of a father and role model to his kids and so many other kids around Wayne county.

Great friend for many, Nate you leave such an empty space for a lot of people. Vanessa, Zach and Bryce i was so honored to know and work with Nate for 26 years, to witness his professional successes, enjoying great conversations and his friendship.
Deepest sympathy to the Butcher family from my wife Ruxandra and I. John Rof

so sorry i bill poling paassed away dec 25 carol was one of my friends love martha ploing

It is with heavy heart to hear of Nate's passing. My Thought and Prayers go out to his entire family.

Vanessa, Zack and Bryce, I am so very sorry to here of your loss. My heartfelt prayers for you as you go through this tragedy. Never met Nate, but hear he was a wonderful man.

I want to tell the whole family how sorry I am for the loss of your loved one. Please know that you all will be in my thoughts and prayers. R.I.P Nate.

Vanessa and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss, praying for you.

So sorry for your loss,I worked at Akron Brass with Nate,and he was always very nice to everyone. He will be missed greatly.

Vanessa, I am so very sorry for your loss! My prayers are with you and your family.

Sorry to hear the news of Nates passing. Such a good guy,Great baseball coach,& competitor. He will be sadly missed, but not forgotten.Will keep you all in our thoughts & prayers.

I’m so sorry to hear of Nate’s passing. We worked together at Akron Brass and he was liked and respected by all. Sincere thoughts and prayers to his family.

For all of the Dalton baseball community we share our grief regarding this loss. It was nice to get to know Nate and spend the last several years working together for the sake of Wayne County baseball while also enjoying a healthy competitive spirit on the fields as well. He will be greatly missed.

Please accept my deepest condolences on Nate's passing. I've talked with lots of former teammates like me who played slowpitch softball with Nate and we are all shocked and deeply saddened.
We share very similar opinions of Nate: outstanding player, fierce competitor, dependable and no one had a bad word to say about him. We also all pretty much agree that he was one of the most aggressive base runners we've ever met, often trying to take the extra base while the rest of us were saying "stop!" He could play anywhere on the field and was a great hitter. Nate transitioned into being a dad and coach with the same kind of intensity and commitment and has left a great legacy. Just like Nate got the most out of every trip around the bases, it seems that he got the most of out every day he had on this Earth. RIP Butch #2

My thoughts and prayers go out to Nate's family. I worked with Nate and was always interested in what he had up his sleeve. He will be missed by all that knew him.

Our father worked with Nathaniel.You are in our prayers

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