October 3, 1942 - February 20, 2021
William Lynn Nelson, 78, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on February 20, 2021, after a courageous battle with an extended illness. Born in Circleville, WV. October 3, 1942. Son of Mason and Nellie Vandevander Nelson. He married his lifelong companion Bonnie Bell Nelson in 1960. As one year grows into another a person gives something vital of themselves to their work, this was William, he took great pride in the many accomplishments in his lifetime. He received many Safety awards and awards of Merit for his experience, ability, cooperation and hard work and loyal service to all throughout his career. William retired in 2007 after 43 years as an owner operator and company driver. He hauled anything and everything over the years. He loved being with his family and friends, camping, riding motorcycles, and his dogs. He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie (Bell) Nelson: daughter, Carol Watters of St. George UT, sons; Billy Nelson of Washington UT and Cory (Jessica) Nelson of Salida CO; Grandchildren; Cassie Watters (Trevor Harper), Stephanie Frias (Esteban Ruelas), Paige Watters, Kenneth (Karen) Nelson, McKenna Nelson, Mason Nelson. Great grandchildren; Isaiah, Joe, Eve Frias, Braxton Nelson. Siblings; Jerry (Lynn) Nelson, Leona (Ed) Conley, Donald (Jan) Nelson, Ralph Higgins. Sister-in-laws; Anita (Charles) Spencer, Wilma Hagan and many niece and nephews. He is preceded by: Son-in-law Joe Watters, Grandsons; Trevor Nelson, Abel Frias. Siblings; Wayne Nelson, Larry Nelson, Judy Nelson. Father, Mason J. Nelson, Mother, Nellie Vandevander Nelson, Mother-in-law, Doris Cooley Draper, Grandparents, Solon Nelson and Alice Warner Nelson, Robert Vandevander and Lillie Calhoun Vandevander. Sister-law; Nancy (Woods) Nelson, Brother-in-law; Ronnie Bell; Brother and sister in-law; Robert and Maxine Bell. On behalf of the family, we wish to express gratitude for your many kindnesses, in thought and deed. There will be a Celebration of Life on a date yet to be determined.
William Lynn Nelson, 78, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on February 20, 2021, after a courageous battle with an extended illness. Born in Circleville, WV. October 3, 1942. Son of Mason and Nellie Vandevander... View Obituary & Service Information
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