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Leo Samuel Nelson, age 104, of Wartburg (born April 3, 1916 in Catoosa, TN), passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020. He was a lifetime member of Shady Grove Church in Lancing where he served as a Deacon until his final years. He was a dairy farmer and farmed the family property all his life.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Ernestine Bonham Nelson; infant son, Donald Lee Nelson; grandson, Michael Nelson; great-grandson, Tucker Howard; parents Sam and Emma Nelson of Catoosa; sister, Glenna Scott; and brothers: Lester, Lonnie, and Lloyd.
He is survived by son, Benny Nelson of Catoosa; daughters and sons-in-law: Diana (Wesley) Howard of Wartburg, Wanda (Barry) Fowler of Nashville, Martha Nelson of Knoxville and Evelyn Jane (Carlos) Brooks of Tellico Village; sister, Anna Mae Drake of Dayton, OH; brother-in-law, Kenneth Bonham of Knoxville; grandchildren: Tim Nelson, Shelia Mullican, Marvin Howard, Monty Howard, Amy Creech, and Chris Fowler; 15 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A private Graveside service will be held with Rev. Bill Durham and Rev. Ralph Nance officiating. Friends may come by Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg throughout the day Wednesday through Friday to pay their respects to Leo.
Due to COVID restrictions, the family will hold a memorial service/celebration of life at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to your favorite charity or church.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the employees of Lifecare Center of Morgan Co. for their love and care for Leo.
Schubert Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Leo Nelson.
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