GASTONIA - Kenneth Wesley Nelms, 66, passed away Jan. 3, 2013, at home.
He was born Sept. 17, 1946, in Gaffney, S.C., to the late Wesley and Frances Smith Nelms.
Kenneth is survived by his sisters, Kay Grant, Diane Kellar and Cassandra Smith; brother, Michael Nelms; children, Allen Nelms and Charlotte Bryan; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; lifelong companion Linda Wallace; best friend Carl Hilderbran and beloved extended family.
A private memorial service has been held.
A Simple Service Burial and Cremation is serving the family 704-884-0150.