August 13, 2015
Mr. L.D Nelson, age 82 was born September 10, 1932 in Rockwood Tennessee to Clarence and Nelle Nelson. He was the second of three brothers and one sister. LD grew up in Rockwood and attended Rockwood High School where he met his life-long love, his wife Sue. They married in 1952 and lived in loving partnership for 63 years. LD served as an aircraft maintenance technician in the US Navy during the Korean conflict stationed primarily in Jacksonville Florida and Newfoundland Canada. LD came home to Rockwood after service and joined the Tennessee Department of Transportation where he worked for 39 years, retiring in 1991. LD had many interests in life: a lover of books, a master of crossword puzzles, a runner, a champion of cribbage, and an aficionado of music with tastes ranging from Gospel to Country to Contemporary. He brought joy and laughter to many and was never without a good joke. LD was a man of deep faith and loved the Lord with all his heart and soul. He was a long-time member of Eureka Baptist Church in Rockwood. He served there in various roles: Sunday school superintendent, Bible/class teacher and Church Treasurer. LD and Sue spent the last 2.5 years living close to Rex and his family in Marietta Georgia. LD positively touched many lives in Marietta just as in Rockwood. He will be missed by the residents and staff of Greenwood Gardens Senior Living facility. LD was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by:
His wife, Sue; Son, Rex (Viki); Grandsons, Patrick, Andrew, William and Michael; siblings Clarence Jr. (Ann), Wayne (Betty) and Doris Clayton (Jerry) along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arrangements are as Follows: Saturday, August 15, 2015 in the Chapel of Evans Mortuary Family will receive Friends from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Funeral will Follow at 2:00pm with Rev. Travis Langley, officiating. Interment and Concluding services will be held in the Oak Grove Cemetery following the funeral. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Eureka Baptist Church, 1510 Eureka Road, Rockwood, Tennessee 37854. Evans Mortuary of Rockwood is serving the Family of Mr. L. D. Nelson