Charles Lloyd “Charlie” Nelson, age 59 of Fincastle, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021 following a long struggle with multiple sclerosis.
Charlie was born February 25, 1962 in Johnson City, Tennessee and lived in the Roanoke Valley since 1969. He was the son of the late Frank P. Nelson, Jr. and Joyce N. Wilhelm Nelson.
Charlie was a machinist for many years with Ingersoll Rand. He was a Christian and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and his dog Barney.
Charlie is survived by his daughter, Paige Michelle Edwards of Las Vegas, Nevada; brothers: Frank P. Nelson, III of Moneta, Thomas T. Nelson of Fincastle, and Lee Leon Nelson of Moneta; one nephew, Thomas Nelson, Jr. of Goode; and very special caregivers: Debra Benes, Eileen Maietta, and Nancy Saunders.
A celebration of Charlie’s life will be 12:00 Noon Friday, April 16 at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road with Pastor David Lord officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, 2-4 & 6-8 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made in Charlie’s memory to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 91891, Washington, DC 20090-1891; or to League for Animal Protection, PO Box 561, Fincastle, Virginia 24090.
The service livestream can be found and online condolences may be made to the family at www.rader-funeralhome.com/tributes/Charles-Nelson.
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National Multiple Sclerosis Society
PO Box 91891, Washington DC 20090-1891
League of Animal Protection
PO Box 561, Fincastle VA 24090