Nathaniel David Helmuth, Sr., 36

Nathaniel David Helmuth, Sr., 36, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018. He was born July 24, 1981 in Mishawaka, IN, had lived in Middleburg for the past 5 years and was a graduate of Southeast High School class of 1999. Nathaniel earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance from the University of Florida, was a veteran and had retired from the U.S. Army as a Sergeant, was employed by Bank of America-Merrill Lynch. He earned the following awards while serving in the military, 2 Army commendation medals with V-valor, Purple Heart medal, Army achievement medal, Army good conduct medal, National Defense service medal, Global War on Terrorism service medal, Iraq Campaign medal w/star, Army service ribbon, Overseas service ribbon, Combat action badge, Driver and Mechanic badge w/driver tracked vehicle clasp, Driver and Mechanic badge w/driver wheeled clasp. Nathaniel loved spending time with his family, football, cooking barbeque, his truck and will be dearly missed by all. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Warren Culp; grandmother, Rachad Erickson; step grandfather, Victor Erickson. Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Kristle Marie (Zamora) Helmuth; son, Nathaniel David Helmuth, Jr.; daughter, Kynlee Abigail Helmuth; service dog, Toby (Tobias McGuilicote); brother, Seth J. Helmuth (Karie); sisters, April Bongiardino (Luke), Sonja Marple; father, Roy Helmuth (Stacy); mother, Diana Godbey (Carl); grandparents, David & Naomi Helmuth; nephew, Isaac Bongiardino; nieces, Riley Marple, Josephine Helmuth, Justynne Helmuth, Juliette Helmuth, Annabel Marple; cousins, Nicholas Helmuth, Erin Smeltzer, Allison Nixon, James Helmuth, Lori Wimer, Barbie Gurley, Ericca Christman, Cory Christman, Raquel Erickson; numerous other family and friends. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 17 at 11:30am at The Church of Eleven22-Mandarin campus, 4911 Losco Rd 32257, with Pastor Ben Phillips officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Jacksonville National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Children’s scholarship fund at www.gofundme.com/helmuth-children-scholarship-fund. Services are under the direction of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 714-1110.