William F. Nelson

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William F. Nelson, 66, of LaFollette, died July 24.
He was a very loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family, going to car shows, working on cars, cooking, and gardening and was a member of Enhance Gravity Car Club.
He touched everyone's life that he came in contact with and never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Henry and Sarah Cooper Nelson; wife, Janice Nelson; brothers Billy Ray Nelson, Elvin Cooper, and Edgar Cooper; and sister Ora Phillips.
He is survived by his sons, William Lee Nelson and wife Brenda, of Ga., William Benjamin Graham and wife Courtney, of LaFollette, Roger Lee Graham, of LaFollette, and Robert Graham and wife Sherry, of Ga.; daughters, Vanessa Hutchison and husband, Arnold, of LaFollette, Carol Louise Reynolds and husband , Jerry, of Jacksboro, and Michelle Nelson, of Ga.; sisters, Carrie Ginn, of Caryville and Nadine, of Ohio; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were July 27 with the Rev. Lawrence Henegar officiating. Interment was in the Nelson-Cooper Cemetery.
Martin Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Published in LaFollette Press on Aug. 1, 2013