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C. Jerry Nelson


Charles Jerry Nelson, 81, of Taylors, went to be with the Lord on Thursday evening, March 21, 2013.

Jerry was one of the founders of Pecknel Music Company in 1959, where he worked until he retired in 2005. He and Linnie then shared their love of music with others and created a new company, "Bisco Music Repair Service". He continued that work until the end of 2012.

Jerry was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was also first chair trumpet player in the U.S. Air Force Band.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 62 years, Linnie; daughter, Bridgette Dieringer, husband Blake, grandchildren, Lauren and Leah; son, Charles, wife Dru, grandchildren, Pearce, Carter, Blair; daughter, Marsha Mantooth, grandsons, Chase, wife, Rachael, great-grandson, Landen, grandson, Jacob, wife, Lindsey, and great-granddaughter, Dawsen; daughter, June Clayton, husband, Scott, daughters, Jennifer and Andrea.

A memorial service will be held on April 6 at 2 pm in the chapel at Wood Mortuary in Greer, SC. The family requests that donations be made to the in place of flowers.


Published in The Greenville News on Mar. 31, 2013
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