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SFC Theodore Roosevelt Nelson Jr, United States Army, Retired

Born: Fri., Apr. 30, 1937
Died: Thu., Jun. 27, 2019


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 02, 2019
Location: Hatfield Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Wed., Jul. 03, 2019
Location: First Baptist Church

Committal Service with Military Honors

12:00 PM Wed., Jul. 03, 2019
Location: Southern Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery

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SFC Theodore Roosevelt Nelson, Jr.
United States Army, Retired
April 30, 1937 - June 27, 2019

Theodore Roosevelt Nelson, Jr., 82, of Sierra Vista, Arizona, passed away on June 27, 2019.
Theodore was born on April 30, 1937 in Beckley, West Virginia to the late Theodore and Velma (Bailey) Nelson. He was raised in Hinton, West Virginia and attended Summers County Public Schools.

Ted proudly served in the United States Army and attained the rank of Sergeant First Class before retiring after more than 20 years of service.

He married Ruth (Bennett) Nelson on 16 June 1960 in Mannheim, Germany. They were married for 47 years and had three children.

After retiring from the military Theodore worked for Cox Communications. Theodore enjoyed being a deacon at his church, bowling, stargazing but most of all being a Grandpa.

Theodore is survived by his children Theodore Nelson III (Melinda (Graham) Nelson), Val Pamela Nelson, and Melody Herne and grand-daughter Brandie Nelson.

A time of visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Hatfield Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on July 3, 2019 10:00 am at First Baptist Church of Sierra Vista. Interment will follow in Southern Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery with military honors at 12:00 pm.

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Lisa Williams
   Posted Sat June 29, 2019
I'm so very sorry for your loss, losing those we love is the hardest thing we have to experience. May your hearts find comfort in jesus words "...the hour is coming where all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out...John 5:28,29

   Posted Mon July 01, 2019
My sincere condolences for your loss.

Please know that God understands how you feel and he deeply cares about you (1Peter 5:7), and fully understands what you’re going through. Especially the pain and grief we experience when someone we love falls asleep in death. God’s word encourages all to throw all of our anxiety on Him because he cares for you.
You can trust him with your innermost feelings, Pray to Almighty God for comfort and he will sustain you.

My deepest Sympathy.

Dee Kirk-Johnson
   Posted Mon July 01, 2019
You're in my heart, thoughts, and prayers at this time. I pray you always hold onto the warm and wonderful memories you have of your dad and they continue to bring you comfort and peace.
"Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted" Matthew 5:4

Florine Tuggle
   Posted Tue July 02, 2019
Pam, Mel, Teddy and family, the Tuggle family extends our sincere sympathy for your loss. Focus on the family memories made over the years. May God comfort you.