He was born on March 19, 1920, in Dexter, son of the late John and Gertrude (Knapp) Nelson. He was formerly employed as a conductor with the railroad. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and Middleport Lodge 363 F & AM. He was also a member of the Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Nelson, and sister, Macel Nelson.
He is survived by his wife, Oma Nelson; children: Linda (Robert) Burnem and Don (Marisha) Nelson; grandchildren: Robin (Tate) Werry, Carol Riffle, Jeff (Rochelle) Nelson and Maurisa (Matthew) Baker; great grandchildren: Matthew Werry, Emma Baker, Jackson Baker, Myah Baker, Peyton Nelson and Parker Nelson; sisters: Hope Peck and JoAnn Brickles; brother, Jack Nelson; sister-in-law, Margaret Nelson; and special family member, Diane Ash.
Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2009, at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Middleport. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Bradbury Church of Christ, 39558 Bradbury Road, Middleport, Ohio 45760 or to Alzheimer's Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 644 Linn Street, Suite 1026, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203.
On-line condolences may be sent to www. andersonmcdaniel.com.