Larkin Eugene Nelson, 89, of Bedford, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Salem. He was the husband of the late Katie Irene Fogle Nelson. Born on Feb. 11, 1925, he was a son of the late Thomas Calvin Nelson and Ella Dianne Watson Nelson. In addition to his parents, Larkin is preceded in death by twelve brothers and sisters; and a sister-in-law, Anne Nelson. Larkin was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was a US Navy veteran having served during WWII. He retired from Bedford Weaving Mill after 33 years of employment. Larkin is survived by his sister, Beatrice Roark; brother, Frank Nelson and wife, Barbara; and special friends, Jeanine and Elmer Hatcher. A celebration of Larkinâ€™s life was conducted at 2 PM, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at Tharp Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Mitchell officiating. Interment followed at Virginia Memorial Park. To send condolences online, please visit www.tharpfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, (540)-586-3443.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2014