PFC Nathan Hunter Ellard

PFC Nathan Hunter Ellard
October 24, 1998 – March 31, 2019

PFC Nathan Hunter Ellard, 20, of Fort Hood, formerly of College Station, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Milam County. A Life Tribute Celebration will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Friday, April 12, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 3100 Cambridge Dr., Bryan, TX with Pastor Mikey Osborne officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 2:30 P.M. prior to the service that same day. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Nathan was born on October 24, 1998 in Bryan, Texas to Jerry Ellard, Jr. and Tammy Hunter. Nathan graduated from College Station High School Class of 2017. While in high school he enjoyed the daily challenges of life, embracing them with great courage and always ready for the next adventure. He played football throughout high school and cherished every moment as a teammate to incredible young men. Nathan truly loved the great outdoors while enjoying hunting and fishing with his father, brother or closest friends. He also liked reading books on history.

Nathan’s true love was his Power Lifting Competitions where he placed 4th in the Texas State Finals. Nathan has always known his heart was one of service and proudly joined the United States Army to serve our country, where he was well on his way in making the military his career as a Combat Medic. A young man of strong integrity, who had a great influence on the lives of his family and friends, a true soldier for his country will be deeply missed.

His paternal grandparents, Jerry Ellard, Sr. and Sally Ellard, precede Nathan in death.

Nathan’s legacy continues on through his survivors; mother, Tammy Hardick and husband John; father, Jerry Ellard, Jr. and wife Kelli; best brother ever, Wayne Ellard; beloved sister, Morgane Ellard; precious niece, Kailyn; grandparents, Ralph DeWayne Hunter Jr., and wife Cynthia, and Cheryl Hunter; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many close friends.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8517, in memory of PFC Nathan Ellard.

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  1. Heartbroken over your tremendous loss. Please accept my deepest condolences on behalf of the admin team of Fort Sam Houston AIT Family group. Nathan will remain in our hearts forever. Please know we are always here for the family.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. I pray you are strengthened and comforted

  3. I’m deeply sorry for the loss of your Son. May God shower his Grace upon you all at this most difficult time.

  4. Our deepest condolences to Nathan’s family and all who knew and loved him. An Army son is everyone’s son. Sending love and prayers.

  5. Prayers for your family..God Bless your son for his service and many prayers for you at this time. I have a son finishing AIT at Fort Sam on the 19th.. All Soldiers are family.

  6. My most sincere and heartfelt condolences to all who loved this young Soldier. Such strong prayers for comfort are being lifted up for all. May he rest easy. Love and support from a fellow Army Medic mother.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your loved ones. I thank your boy for his service to our country ❤️

  8. “A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone” -Paul Valery (French poet). My heart aches for you during this time, no one ever deserves to see a young life lost so soon.

  9. I am so sorry to hear of this tragic loss of life of your Son & Soldier! May God Comfort your hearts during this hour of grief!

    Reba Harris From the Ft Sam Houston AIT Support Group!

  10. With tears joining your anguished many, I am remembering your precious valiant soldier and your family in prayer. May the Lord somehow comfort you, because only He is able.
    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose whose spirits are crushed. Ps. 34:18 NLT

  11. May God give you all strength, comfort, and guidance to get through this awful time.. sending big hugs, love, and prayers..
    D.Bryan…. fellow Army mom

  12. We are so deeply sorry for your loss. No amount of words will bring you comfort in your time of grieving but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Nathan answered a call that many do not. Your son has brought great honor to this country. God bless your son and your family.

  13. God be with you and your family as you travel this sad path now. Know that your soldier medics service was very much appreciated and will always be remembered in my prayers.

  14. I cannot express how heartbroken I am over the loss of your soldier. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you be comforted by all the wonderful memories of Nathan.

    Fellow Army Mom

  15. I am so very sorry..:(. You do not know me.. I am an army mom as well.. so I was made aware of Nathan’s passing through our San Antonio page for army moms. Please know that myself and hundreds of other Army moms are praying for you all.

  16. Sending our sincerest condolences. May you and your family find peace knowing your Army family near and far are holding you in their prayers.

  17. I am so sorry for your loss . Much comfort and support to you and your family in this time of grief.

    A fellow soldier’s mom

  18. Dearest family of Nathan Ellard Hunter:
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
    There are no words to express what must be a terrible loss.
    Remember the good times, the child, the choice he made to join the Army.
    I cannot conceive of losing our Army medic grandson and can only imagine your pain.
    I pray that time will heal all who know Nathan.
    Thank you for his service and dedication.
    Very Respectfully
    Shelly Lathrop in NC

  19. I am so sorry for your loss. Your son did his country proud, thanks to him for his service and commitment to all of us. My son is also a soldier and I can’t imagine what you are going through right now. Again so sorry for the loss of your wonderful boy.

  20. My heartfelt condolences. No words can fully express the sincerest apologies for your loss. May God wrap HIS arms around you in comfort and peace. God bless.

  21. My sincerest condolences for your tragic loss. Keeping you and your family lifted up in prayer. If there is ever anything you need don’t hesitate to reach out. I live relatively close. Rest easy Warrior! #FamilyStrong #FalconFamilyStrong #Class40-18Mom

  22. So sorry for your loss! Am praying for your family, praying the comfort of our Heavenly Father surround you.

  23. I am truly sorry for your loss. I know the pain of losing a child and it’s unbearable. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  24. To the Callaway Jones Family,
    I may not have never met you or even talked with you. However, we are all family in the eyes of God and as a you go through this time of loss my prayers are with you and your family.

    May the Lord be your continued comfort to give you peace when you need it most.

    Your soldier was a blessing to us all. I thank him for his service though it may not have been long it was enough. Prayers are with you.

  25. Tammy, I don’t know if you remember me or not, but I was very saddened when I saw Misty’s post and now this one. There are no words that I can even try to say to Express how sorry I am for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  26. I want to express my condolences and say THANK YOU to Nathan for his service. I pray for God’s peace your family, friends and Nathan’s military family. Bless your soul Nathan rest in peace, loving son of God.
    Mother of PV2 Thomas Koltes Ft. Bragg

  27. So sorry about your Nathan. Praying for peace that can only come from Jesus and so very thankful for the promise of Heaven.

  28. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for your family. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

  29. My heart goes out for you and yours. It is sad when we send our young ones out to serve our country, but they go with their whole heart in it.

  30. There are no words….. Sending So much love, {{{BIG HUGS}}} and tons of prayers for strength for your family ❤️ Your fellow Army families are thinking of you all ❤️

  31. Your soldier, Nathan, and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My grandson was in Echo Co. Just ahead of Nathan.

  32. I’m a member of the FSH AIT Family Survival group, and I also live in College Station. Please accept my sincerest sympathies. Feel free to reach out to me if there’s anything I can do to assist you.

  33. My soldier is a Combat Medic and trained at FSH and the news of your son has left me heartbroken for your family. As a mother I cannot imagine the pain of losing my child but I would think that there are no words of condolences that I could muster up that would even begin to come close to being a comfort so I’ll just tell you that we are sending thoughts & prayers from Tennessee that you will all be blessed with the grace and strength you need to get thru this tragedy.

  34. My heart aches, just to think that this can be me , I send you a big hug on the distance I know there is no word in this world that makes you feel better, but thanks for your son’s service to this beautiful country,
    This really hurts, and scares me at the same time, my son is army medic and almost share your son’s birthday for 3 days difference same year

  35. Our hearts are saddened to receive words of the passing of your medic son and our prayers reach out to heaven for comfort to come to you even as you grieve Nathan’s passing. Our hearts reach out to hug and lift you up -Medic Mom Day

  36. I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your son Nathan. I pray that God will hold you & give you His peace & comfort at this time. May His love uphold you & give you continued guidance always. My heart is heavy at this news & you & your family will be in my prayers.

  37. I’m so terribly sad for your loss. My heart and my prayers go out to you. These sons have our hearts forever. Your Nathan was already a hero for his willingness to serve his country as a medic. I pray for the peace of God to envelope you, for the comfort of the Holy Spirit. -Malena, Amy Medic Mom

  38. Sending our love, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of PFC Ellard.
    May you find comfort in knowing your Army family mourns with you. You are not alone.
    Rest in peace, soldier.
    God bless.
    Tim & Lynn D.
    NV Army parents

    To his mom, I send you a hug. Know your son’s sacrifice is not in vain. Our nation is grateful for his service

  39. There are few words that a mother can share with another when one has experienced such loss. Condolences and prayers of strength during this time of darkness. May God’s light and warmth comfort you. I am very sorry.

  40. We join so many others in praying for your family. We pray for God’s peace, comfort and love to surround your family. May He give you the strength to endure this loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayer.

    The Moores ( Josh Moore’s parents)

  41. I’m so sad and sorry to hear about your son passing. I want to offer my deepest condolences and let you know that you are in my prayers.
    May God be with you and give you strength during this incredibly difficult time.

  42. I am so sorry for your loss! My heart breaks for your family! Prayers for strength at this time!

  43. I’m so sorry for your loss. May God watch over him, protect and guard him and your Family during this time of sorrow.

    Fellow Army Medic Mom

  44. I am so sorry for your tragic loss. May God comfort you and your family. I cannot fathom what you are going through. And my words feel completely inadequate. I am so sorry.
    Army Mom from CA.

  45. My deepest condolences for the loss of your soldier. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. May the lord wrap y’all in his arms during this time. Hugs, from one army medic mama to another.

  46. My sincerest condolences on your loss. God be your strength on this moments. From your army family

  47. I’m so sorry for your loss. My son to is a 68W. Please know you have a huge family who are there for you and praying that the lord wrap you in his arms and brings you comfort and peace in this most difficult time. My heart hurts for you and you will be in my prayers. God bless

  48. I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope you will find some comfort in knowing all of your sister army moms are here for you. We are praying for you. We will do whatever we can to help you through this most difficult time. Lean on us, we will lift you up in Prayer. ❤

  49. I am so sorry for your great loss. No one can know your grief and pain, but we can imagine and offer you our love and sympathy. Prayers for you, your family, his Army family and all of his friends. May God and Mother Mary embrace you all and help ease your heart.

  50. I wish I had some beautiful words that could magically lift the pain of such a tragic loss, alas there are none sufficient. I can only pray for you and hope that you can feel the love we all feel for you.

  51. My deepest sympathies to you all my heart truly hurts for the pain and loss you all are feeling. Words can not express or even help I know but want the family to know my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  52. So very sorry for your loss. I will be praying for everybody during this difficult time.

  53. I’m very sorry for your loss… my heart is heavy with tears and prayer you all. Nathan graduated AIT with my son and my son considered him a friend… please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  54. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very difficult time. May your memories bring you peace and comfort.

  55. From one Army family to another, we are so sorry to hear of your loss and we are holding you and your family close to our hearts. We will pray for peace and comfort for your family.

  56. We were sadden to hear of the passing of Nathan, Our son Kasey was his roommate at AIT. Although we only chatted with him over FaceTime with our son a few times and met him on graduation your son made such a impact on our son, when times got tough for him Ellard was there to pick him up. Kasey said he’s one of the best people he had met in his life. Our son was hoping to make it to Texas for the service bit was called away for Medic training. Know we are thinking of you
    #68w #armystrong

  57. We are so sorry for you loss. We pray for you and your family each day to give you strength and healing as you move forward.
    Trust in God and depend on him!

  58. My condolences for the loss of your loving son and our hard charger, Private First Class Nathan Hunter Ellard. Although I never knew your son or shared his MOS, the loss of any battle buddy from our big Army family hurts us all. Knowing from the loss of my high school friend SPC. EJ Murphy, I’m aware of the pain his loss bring to you, his friends, his unit, the Army, and the United States as a whole. Over the coming days, weeks, months, and years, I sincerely hope the Ellard family will be able to mourn in peace and live your lives to the fullest while holding the memory of your son. God your family. And to PFC. Ellard, rest easy, battle. Rest easy.

  59. I cannot understand how you are feeling or what you are going through right now, but I am very sorry for your loss of such a great young man your son was. At the service it was known your son had a tremendous impact on his friends and leading them to Jesus. That right their shows how much of a Godly man he is. I spoke to you after the service was over. My name is Bobby Walker. I would like to bring your family a meal if that’s ok. Please let me know. My email is below.

  60. Nathan was an extremely kind guy. I first met him at a power lifting meet and not knowing him, comes up to me and introduces himself. He definitely was a selfless character, making sure the people that surrounded him were happy. I know this condolence is late, but I had just found out about his passing this morning. Every parent, sibling, and friend should take pride in the achievements he acquired while he was still on this earth. He was genuinely one of the nicest young men I have ever met, and I will never ever forget that.
    So, here’s to Nathan.
    Blake Johnson

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