Nathan "Nate" William Scholtz
”1984 - 2012”
Nathan "Nate" William Scholtz
SCHOLTZ, Nathan William, 27, of Tampa, passed away Monday, January 30, 2012. He was born in Clear-water, Florida on August 27, 1984. Nathan was raised in Tampa and graduated from USF. He moved to Gainesville to be with family and pursue a career in professional crappie fishing. His other love was baseball, as a player and a lifelong Braves' fan. He is survived by his parents, Richard "Rusty" Scholtz, Jr. and JoAnn Fisher Scholtz, his brothers, Richard Scholtz, III and Joseph Scholtz, his grandmother Margaret Scholtz, his uncle Jeffery Scholtz, and aunt Barbara Rivera and uncle Henry Rivera. The family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Downtown, 404 North Main Street, Gainesville, FL. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home, with Stephen Lewis officiating. Tribal burial rites will be performed by Ceremonial Chief Charlie Diebold. Burial will follow in Countryside Cemetery. The family will receive guests at the home of his brother at 6228 NW 36th Terrace in Gainesville. Just got the news that Nate (daspeckhunter) was killed in a tradgic boating accident sometime yesterday. He was one of my best friends and tournament partner, He passed doing what he loved........fishing. Please pray for him and his family during this hard time. His brother was in a accident a few years ago and was paralized. His family has been through alot and I wish them the best of luck. Here is the last pic me and him took together (Nate on left), a little over a month ago at the FCC Clasic. We came in 2nd, we also came in 5th at the CrappieUSA tournament last weekend. He can never be replaced and will certainly never be forgotton. Tight lines my friend!!! In remembrance of a fine young man whose life was cut short way too early. Nate, you will always be in our thoughts. Rest In Peace. Missing fisherman's body found in Lake Alto By Karen Voyles Staff writer Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 11:36 a.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 11:36 a.m. The body of a fisherman was recovered from Lake Alto Tuesday morning, more than a day after he left his mother�s home to go fishing alone. Nathan William Scholtz, 27, of Tampa, left from the Lake Alto boat ramp southeast of Waldo around 6:30 a.m. Monday after telling his mother he was going fishing, according to the Alachua County Sheriff�s Office. Scholtz�s mother, Joann Scholtz, called the Sheriff�s Office at about 11:35 p.m. Monday to report that he was overdue to be back home. �We found his green truck and boat trailer in the parking lot of the boat ramp,� said sheriff�s spokesman Art Forgey. �We had several deputies looking out over the lake from the shore line and Air 1 (a helicopter) flew over the lake.� Scholtz�s 2008, 15-foot-long Carolina Skiff boat was found adrift along the lake�s west shoreline within about 30 minutes, according to Forgey. At daylight Tuesday, divers from the Columbia County Sheriff�s Office joined Alachua County divers and officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in the search. Columbia County divers recovered Scholtz�s body in about 12 feet of water at 10 a.m., according to FWC spokeswoman Karen Parker. Parker said Scholtz�s death is being investigated as a boating death. Investigators at the scene said there were no obvious signs of foul play. Forgey said an autopsy would be performed at the medical examiners office in Gainesville to determine the cause of Scholtz�s death.
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