I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith; Henceforth there is laid up for
Me a crown of righteousness, which the lord, the
Righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me
only, but unto all them also that love his appearing
II Timothy 4:7-8
Van Nation was born Aug. 16, 1934 in Gonzales County to Emmit and Maggie Nation. Van attended public schools in Gonzales, Texas. He confessed Christ at an early age and attended the Little Hill Baptist Church in Ottine, Texas.
Van was married to Ruth Lou Nell Tealer and to this union five children were born.
Van was employed at Warm Springs Rehabilitation Center for ten years, where he worked as a repairman for fixing and repairing the braces for the amputees. Upon his tenure at Warm Springs, he worked at Turn Gate Piping and Salvage Yard. He remained there for twenty plus years until he retired.
He loved his family, barbecuing, playing baseball and telling jokes. He was a jokester and loved to keep you laughing. If you ever wanted to here a good joke, just stop by and Sam would have one for you.
He loved basketball and especially the San Antonio Spurs.
On Monday, Feb. 25, Van Nation (Sam) took flight with the Angels and went on to meet with his Lord and Savior. He will be truly missed.
He was preceded in death by his wife; Ruth, son; Curtis Green, sister; Jerlene Hamilton and brother; L.V. Nation.
He leaves to cherish his memory, four daughters; Yvonne Hooper, Evageline Brown, Lisa Washington, and Jackie Mathis. One sister; Frances White.
Services Entrusted to
Harris Funeral Home, 127 Highway 90A
Gonzales, Texas 78629