MARTINEZ, Ga. - William Hugh Nelson, entered into rest on Sunday November 18, 2012 at Trinity Hospital in Augusta, GA. The family will receive friends from 11AM on Friday November 23, 2012 at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Road, Martinez. A celebration of his life will commence at 2PM led by Mr. Forrest Page. Survivors include his wife Marion McKean Nelson, son Robert Nelson (Shari); daughter Jeanne Keeler (Raymond); grandchildren Andrea Keeler Huffman (Clayton); Stephen Keeler, Dillon Keeler; sister Jennette Wallis; step-children Keith Asplund (Pam), Karen Asplund, Kyle Asplund (Sally), Kenneth Asplund (Carol); six step-grandchildren . He is preceded in death by his first wife Mary Jean Nelson, brothers Thomas Nelson and David Nelson, and sister Nancy Nelson. Mr. Nelson grew up in Plano, Illinois, graduated from the University of Illinois, and worked as a Civil Engineer for over 55 years. He was an avid Illini fan and enjoyed everything about golf. He volunteered for his neighborhood association and was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. His positive spirit was an inspiration to those who knew him. For those wishing to make memorial contributions in lieu of flowers please consider: The
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Nov. 20, 2012