NELSON, JOSEPH "MIKE" MICHAEL, 58, of Louisville, passed away October 29, 2013 with his wife and sister by his side.
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Mike proudly served in the United States Air Force for three years and later the United States Army for 17 years and was honorably discharged when he retired as a Master Gunnery Sergeant. He was a member of the VFW Post 8639.
Besides his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his brother, George Nelson.
Mike is survived by his wife, Charlene Nelson; sons, Benjamin (Bianca) and Zachary Nelson; sister, Joanne Clare; stepmother, Margaret Nelson; four nephews; one great-niece and one great-nephew; and a host of other family members.
Visitation will be held Monday, November 4, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home - Southwest Chapel (10304 Dixie Hwy). Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. also at the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, KY.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, Hosparus, or Parkinson's Support Group of Kentuckiana.
Newcomer Funeral Home
10304 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY 40272
Published in The Courier-Journal on Nov. 3, 2013