NELSON, Richard Eugene, 88, died Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the V.A. Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.
He was born November 15, 1925 in Dennison Ohio a son of the late Charles and Lena (Ball) Nelson.
He was a retired employee of Imperial Glass where he worked for 31 years and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the Phillipines in 1945.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Trigg Nelson; two sons, Larry and Douglas; a daughter, Judith and a grandson Ronald. He was also preceded by three sisters, Mary, Ruth and Nellie as well as two brothers, Charles and James (Shorty).
He is survived by his son, Steve Nelson of Bellaire OH; two daughters, Patricia Nelson of Bellaire OH and Kimberly (Charles) Bowles of Rayland, OH. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, 10 great- grandchildren with another great-granddaughter on the way and one step-great- grandson as well as his lifelong friend Harold Knight of Powhatan Point OH.
Graveside services with full military honors will be conducted by the Belmont County Veteran's Association. Services will be at the convenience of the family by the Bauknecht - Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, 441 37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio at a later date.
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