William Charles Nelson

William Charles Nelson, 95, of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, November 25, 2019 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Northampton County, NC, and was a member of Central Avenue Baptist Church. He retired from Crucible Steel and was a retired staff sargent in the U.S. Army where he served in WWII. He was preceded in death by his son, William Joseph Nelson; two stepsons, Randal Burdette and Dennis Burdette; and parents, Charles Buxton Nelson and Mamie Sue Horton Nelson. He is survived by his wife, Marie Nelson; a daughter, Nancy Adkins; stepchildren, Rita Regan, Diane Boone, Faye Pack, Donna Burdette, Billy Burdette, James Burdette, and Rhonda Olliges; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. The funeral is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Olliges, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Friday and continues after 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com.


Friday, November 29, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Saturday, November 30, 2019 starting at 1:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

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