American Veteran 08

Charles Alvin Nelson

August 3, 1933 ~ December 8, 2019 (age 86)


Charles Alvin Nelson

August 3, 1933

December 8, 2019


Florence-Charles A. Nelson, 86, of Florence died Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Florence Hospital. Charles, son of the late Joseph M. and Lora (Mortenson) Nelson was born in Bisbee, Arizona on August 3, 1933.


He was raised in Bisbee and educated in Elfrida, Arizona. Charles resided in Arizona for 20 years and for the past 4 years in Florence. Charles served his country with the United States Air Force as a flight engineer during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and attained the rank of Master Sergeant receiving the distinguished Flying Cross.


Charles loved to golf shooting a hole in one and his favorite golfing buddy was Mo Bandy. He was also a lifetime member of the VFW.


Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Barbara (Huber) Nelson in 2015. He is survived by a niece Lora I. Gutierrez (Jess) along with many nieces and nephews and a brother, William Nelson.


A visiting hour will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020 from 9:30 am to 11 am at the Hatfield Funeral Home, 830 South Highway 92, Sierra Vista. Graveside service with Military Honors will follow at 12 Noon in the Chapel of the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery 1300 Buffalo Soldiers Trail Sierra Vista.

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January 6, 2020

9:30 AM to 11:00 PM
Hatfield Funeral Home
830 South Highway 92
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635

Committal Service with Military Honors
January 6, 2020

12:00 PM
Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery

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