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PO Box 176
24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: 757-787-2504
Fax: 757-787-5606
Nathaniel Upshur

Nathaniel "Nat or Skeeter" Upshur

Wednesday, October 1st, 1958 - Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
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Nathaniel Upshur, affectionately known as “Nat” or “Skeeter,” was born on October 1, 1958 to Mary Williams and the late Rufus Williams. “Nat” transitioned from this earthly life to his heavenly home on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia with his family at his side.

“Nat” knew no stranger and his smile was infectious, even in pain. You would never know his pain because his smile overtook whatever he had going on when you saw him.

After receiving his formal education in the public schools of Northampton County, he began working on the farm. At the age of nineteen, he began his longtime career as a truck driver. “Nat” loved being on the road and loved sharing his experiences with family and friends. He took pride in sharing those stories until he was unable to speak anymore. He was blessed to have been employed by CJ Prettyman, Perry Butler, Ray Newman, the late Robert Scott, and most recently, Sturgis Farms. “Nat” was loved and adored, and he was just like family at Sturgis Farms.

“Nat” had a passion for eighteen wheelers and cars. No matter what, you would always see him in a clean vehicle with his tires “licked” as he and his little brother would say after cleaning his car.

“Nat” was a true, die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan. He was committed to his team, win or lose. “Nat” adored his family and was a protective and responsible son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and cousin. There was not a time he didn’t tell his family members he loved them.

“Nat” was preceded in death by his father, Rufus Williams; son, Derrick Robinson; and his siblings, Ivan and Phyllis Fitchett.

He leaves this life, but his spirit will forever be cherished by his mother, Mary E. Williams; special friend, Angel Collins; children, LaNettiyen, Tremayne, Marshetta, ShaQuana (Edward), Wayne, Antoinette, Xavier, Travonte, Shakeia, and Tykesha; twenty grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one more on the way; siblings, James, Ellen, Patricia, Lillian, Laura, and Chester; three friends he loved like brothers, Donnie Collins, Jaspery Jones, Sr., and Roy Webb; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 | 12:30pm - 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm
    Location
    Bethel Memorial Gardens
    Address
    6521 Short St.
    Franktown, VA 23354
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  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Bethel Memorial Gardens
    Address
    6521 Short St.
    Franktown, VA 23354
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    Notes
    In the light of the evolving situation with COVID-19 virus, we are making adjustments to adapt to the current health emergency. In order to reduce the spread of the virus in our community, we are limiting the public’s access to our facility. We will continue to serve our families with the utmost dignity, as well as maintain the safety guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc. will comply and hold all services private until further notice. We will not have any public viewings in our facility. In an effort to accommodate family and friends, we are posting photos and the funeral/graveside service video of your loved ones on their respective Book of Memory pages on our website, www.cooperandhumbles.com. This will allow you to have a lasting memory picture and attend the service virtually. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time and as soon as this matter is resolved, we will resume our normal practices.
  • Interment

    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Bethel Memorial Gardens
    Address
    6521 Short St.
    FRANKTOWN, Virginia 23354
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Rita Kelley

Posted at 12:11pm
To Nate's family & friends,
It is with a heavy heart that we say our goodbyes to a very wonderful man & very special friend like Nate. Things will seem so strange without his smile & helping hand around the farm. Sending our support, love, and prayers to each of you.
Rita, Lee, Lori Ann, & the Sturgis Farm Family
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zoyriah

Posted at 10:39pm
i love you pop pop 🥺💜
 
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Claudette J. Davis (nee Hyslop) Posted at 05:42am

To the Upshur Family. Please accept our sincere condolences and prayers.
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