Gerald Lee Nelson

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Gerald Lee Nelson, 73, of Exeter, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at Bentonview Health and Rehabilitation in Monett. He was born on Jan. 30, 1942, in Prairie Grove, Ark., son of Vol and Norma (Faubus) Nelson. On May 23, 1960, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Gayle Shelton in Stillwell, Okla.; she preceded him in death. He owned and operated G & B Nelson Trucking, Inc. in Exeter. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Exeter.

Survivors include: two sons, Kurt Nelson and his wife, Lisa, of Seligman, and Don Nelson and his wife, Kathy, of Livonia, Mich.; two daughters, Karen Nelson, of Cabot, Ark., and Rena Courtney and her husband, Brian, of Exeter; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Gary Nelson, of Springdale, Ark.; and one sister, Kathy Frederick, of Anchorage, Alaska.

Funeral services were held August 19, at the White Funeral Home and Crematory in Cassville with Bobby Vaughn, Minister, officiating; burial will follow at Ledbetter Cemetery in Japton, Ark.