Gilreath, Nathaniel E. Nathaniel E. Gilreath was born to Nathaniel and Shirlene Cooper-Gilreath of Omaha on February 6, 1949. "Cooda" grew up in Omaha and graduated from Omaha Technical High School. He was drafted into the US Army in November 1969, stationed in Fort Dix, NJ, spent 1.6 years in Germany and served a total of 2 years. His character of service was Honorable and he received a National Defense Service Medal. Cooda worked for Union Pacific Railroad for over 25 years as a Carman, Welder and Painter. He leaves to cherish his memory, his father, Nathaniel Gilreath; stepfather, London Haskin; siblings, Barry (Janie) Gilreath of Santa Clara, CA, Patrick Hendrickson and family of Omaha, Jo Anne (Stan) LaBat of Chesterfield, MO; children, Lanaire (Beth) Gilreath, and Tanesha (Nathan) Cheatams, all of Omaha, Nageem Gilreath of Palestine, TX; 2 grandchildren, Levi and Anesa Gilreath; 2 great-granddaughters, Niya and Lilliahna; sisters-in-law, Alice D. Gilreath of Portland, OR, and Gayle Gilreath of Omaha; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his mother Shirlene Cooper Gilreath-Haskin, brothers, Gary Gilreath, Perry Gilreath and John Gilreath. RECEPTION: Saturday, March 12, 2016, Noon-3pm, Salem Village, 3502 Lake St., Community Center.

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Thank you for Your Service May you be Granted an Honorable and Restful Peace
Francis Durham VFW post 2704 Chaplain


Hello Cousins, sorry to be in touch for such a sad occasion, and I'm very sorry for the loss to our family. It seems lately I'm saying goodbye to too many family members and close friends. Please know although I'm not there, I am with you in spirit and wish you peace in this time of sorrow.
With my deepest sympathies
your cousin, Gwen Cooper Jobes

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