Danny Jay Nation, 53 of Taylorville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at 7:30pm on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Springfield Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 12, 1968 in Taylorville, the son of William E. and Sheila A. (Denning) Nation. Danny worked as an over-the-road truck driver for over 30 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and camping. Danny loved spending time with his family and will be remembered for his sense of humor, especially the jokes he enjoyed telling.
He is survived by his long-time companion: Lesa Newkirk; parents: Bill and Sheila Nation of Taylorville; siblings: Steve (Renee) Nation of Keller, Texas, Mike (Aggie) Nation of Fort Worth, Texas, Bill (Debbie) Nation of Granite City, Eric Nation of Bedford, Texas, John (Caroline) Nation of Fort Worth, Texas, Melanie (Don) Prachel of Winter Springs, Florida, Crystal Nichols of Taylorville, and Jaime (John) Doolin of Decatur; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Elwood and Rose Denning and Evert and Rita Nation.
In keeping with Danny’s wishes, he will be cremated, and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to S.I.U. O.R.S. Home Services, PO Box 19647, Springfield, Illinois 62794. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Danny, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.