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POQUOSON - Nelson Ervin "Doc" Firth, 91, a native & lifelong resident of Poquoson, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He worked as a waterman his entire life, and was described in a recent Daily Press article as "the oldest working waterman". He loved baseball and played on the Messick ball team. Nelson was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Al Firth; son, Nelson "Bubba Joe" Firth; granddaughter, Leslie Forrest; and son-in-law, Mike Powell. He is survived by a son, Dwaine "Tiny" Firth & wife, Melanie; two daughters, Mary Sue Powell, and Kay Graham & husband, Mickey; daughter-in-law, Alice Nell Firth; sisters, Essie Firman, Shirley Rabon, Queenie Holt, Betty Adams, and Judie Hogge; brother, E. T. Firth; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Nan Firman & husband, Eddie; and many other special family members. The family will receive friends Saturday, 6:30-8:00 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and other times at 171 Ridge Road, Poquoson. A funeral service will be held Sunday, 2:00 PM, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Poquoson, by Rev. Charles R. Stacy and Rev. Milford C. Rollins. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton. Memorial contributions may be made to Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2099, Poquoson, VA, 23662. Online condolences to www.claytorrollins.com .
Published in Daily Press on Apr. 5, 2013
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