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 William Sanford Nelson

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William Sanford Nelson

  • Birth 25 Jun 1940 Barnesboro, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 29 Jun 2009 Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Spring Lake, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 42542462

SGM William S. "Bill" Nelson, US Army Retired

Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy "Louise" Sherry Nelson; and parents, Belford L. Nelson and Marion McAnulty Nelson.
He is survived by children, Sherry Nelson Parent, Tracey Nelson Hill and Sean A. Nelson. Grandchildren, Jessica Eaton Levasa, Amanda Keel Foskett, Jack A. Nelson, Tabitha L. Hill and Taylor L. Hill and great-grandchild, Amadis Grace Levasa.
Mr. Nelson was born in Barnesboro, PA. He was a Vietnam Veteran. Served in the Marine Corps for 3 years and the US Army for 25 yearswhere he retired as Sargent Major. He was a recipient of the Bronze star. After retiring from his military career he worked for the Joint Special Operations Command for 17 years. He enjoyed wood-working in his work shop for many years and assisting his daughters in carrying on the legacy for Lou's Rug Barn as CEO.

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Date of birth has been corrected on grave marker to June 25, 1940

  • Created by: Sherry Parent
  • Added: 30 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42542462
  • Sherry Parent
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Sanford Nelson (25 Jun 1940–29 Jun 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42542462, citing Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, Spring Lake, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Sherry Parent (contributor 46887437) .