Funeral services for Mr. Austin Stanley Nelson Jr., 62, of Wilmot, Ark., will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 6, 2009 at the chapel of Golden Funeral Home with the Rev. Britt Dupree officiating. Interment will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 8 at Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Slidell, La. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2009 at Golden Funeral Home.
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Mr. Nelson, the longtime owner and operator of A&R Construction and Nelson Construction, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at his residence in Wilmot. He was born in Goodwill, September 1, 1947, to parents Austin S. Nelson Sr. and Ida Nelson. He later served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
He is preceded in death by his father, Austin S. Nelson Sr.; and grandson, Brien Gibson.
Mr. Nelson is survived by his wife, Rita Nelson; daughters, Nelda Nelson Harvey and husband Steven of Wilmot, Connie S. Marten and husband Wade of Nashville, Ill.; son, Rickey Nelson Sr. and Vicki Simmons of Wilmot; mother, Ida Tyson of Poplarville, Miss.; sister, Wanda Lauga of Slidell; brother, Milo Nelson of Poplarville, Miss.; twelve grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers are Howard Townsend, Scott Hall, Billy Hall, Kenny Mitchell, Mike Harper and Rickey D. Nelson Jr. Honorary pallbearer is Kenneth Austin Mitchell.
Golden Funeral Home - Bastrop
2016 East Madison
Bastrop, LA 71220
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from Sept. 3 to Sept. 7, 2009