Clinton "Red" Nelson
Funeral services for Clinton "Red" Nelson, 86, of Ashland, LA will be held at 2 P.M. Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Ashland Baptist Church with Rev. Dave Moore officiating and Bro. James Lovell assisting. Interment will follow in Ramah Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be held from 5 P.M. until 8 P.M. Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Ashland Baptist Church.
Mr. Nelson was born May 28, 1926 and passed away December 7, 2012 after a lengthy illness. He was a member of Ashland Baptist Church all of his life and served his country with honor in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed fishing with his son, Jackie and late brothers-in-law, Oliver and Will Colley and brother-in-law, Olan Thomas. He loved fishing on Black Lake.
Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Vivian Walker, brother, Billy Walker; sister, Louise Robinette; and mother-in-law, Mrs. Lavannah Robertson.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ethel Robertson Nelson, son, Jackie W. Nelson and wife, Grace of Haughton, LA; grandson, Jeff Nelson and wife, Erica of Ashland, LA; granddaughter, Jennifer Nelson Martin and husband, Donnie of Natchitoches, LA; one great-grandson, Wyatt Nelson of Ashland, LA; sister, Linda Bolyer and husband, Charles of Ashland, LA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Larry Robinette, Jason Robinette, David Robinette, Skip Thomas, Linn Robertson, and Larry Rigdon. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Bolyer, Olan Thomas, and James Guin. The family wishes to thank the staff of Community Care Center of Natchitoches for their compassion and care during Mr. Nelson's illness.
Memorials may be made to Ashland Baptist Church or to the donor's choice.