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.