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Robert Scott Nelson


1934 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Robert Scott Nelson Obituary
Nelson Robert Scott Nelson "Bob", passed away on Good Friday, April 14, 2017 with his three children by his side. Born May 5, 1934 in Hopedale, Ohio to the late Frances Herbert and Emma (Decaminada) Nelson, Bob grew up in Columbus then spent the majority of his life in Gahanna, finally living in Dublin until his death. He graduated from Holy Rosary in 1952 where he was voted Best Dressed. During his senior year while at The Ohio Theater, he caught the eye of a Hamilton Township cheerleader who was working the popcorn stand. That encounter lead to a 56 year marriage until the death of Joyce in 2011. Bob is survived by his three children, Gregory (Joni) Scott Nelson, Richard Lee Nelson and Brenda Mae (Jeff) Barber Nelson; grandchildren, Nichole L. (Joshua) Walton, Tiffany A. (Andy Leider) Frost, Heather E. (Dustin) Schmidt and Nathaniel L. Nelson; four great grandchildren; and sister, Shirley Bricker. Out of high school, Bob started a small grocery store in the south end of Columbus. Bob operated Nelson's Grocery for eight years before selling. He went to work for the 7-UP Bottling Company as a route salesman and held the same position at Frito-Lay and Lance. Bob then entered the family business started by his children, Columbus Classic Cars, in 1985 where he had real passion for sales. He continued with the children and ultimately held many positions at Nelson Auto Group until his retirement. Affectionately known as "Pops" around the dealership, Bob always had a smile on his face. He was fun to be around and people truly loved him. Bob and Joyce enjoyed 50's music and Bob's passion for automobiles, where he competed in car shows and was especially proud of his 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible. Other interests included old war movies, westerns, black and white adventure shows, watching OSU football and spending time with Joyce. His family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at SCHOEDINGER NORTHEAST, 1051 E. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna. A private inurnment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date. To leave online condolences visit www.schoedinger.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2017
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