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Murray, UT 84107
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Thomas W. Nelson

1949 - 2017
Thomas W. Nelson Obituary
Thomas W. Nelson
1949 ~ 2017
Thomas Wayne Nelson, our father, son, brother, grandfather, and friend, passed away on February 19, 2017. He succumbed to complications due to pneumonia while recovering from recent strokes and fighting heart disease. He follows his sweetheart, Sandie, who passed just one week earlier. He was surrounded by family in his final moments.
Tom was born and raised in Salt Lake City and attended Skyline High School. He loved sports and played football and ice hockey, where he excelled at both. He loved taking his family on vacation and was happiest with them together in the outdoors. He was president and co-founder of Nelson Brothers Electric, and served for many years on the board and leadership of the National Electrical Contractors Association, Intermountain Chapter. He was an example of strength, hard work, and compassion to all who knew him.
Tom is survived by his mother Eve, sons Joshua (Stacie), Nathan (Amy), and Jacob (Valerie), and brothers Raymond (Kathy) and Kelly. Tom and Sandie have four grandchildren: Lexie, Jaden, Jorja, and Tanner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandie, and his father, Raymond "Bud."
A public viewing will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 6 PM to 8 PM and Saturday, February 25th from 10 to 10:45 AM at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State Street, Murray, Utah. Funeral services follow the Saturday public viewing at 11 AM at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary. He will be laid to rest at Elysian Burial Gardens in Millcreek, Utah.
Online condolences may be shared at www.jenkins-soffe.com
Published in Deseret News from Feb. 23 to Feb. 24, 2017
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