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In Memory of

Robert Benjamin Nelson

October 9, 1956 - October 12, 2016

Obituary


Ben Nelson, 60, passed away peacefully at his residence Wednesday morning surrounded by his loving family. Ben lit up any room he was in, and had the ability to bring a smile to the face of every person he ever met!



Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 24 years, Carolyn Newsom Nelson of Huntsville; his 2 daughters, Jessica and Julia Nelson of Huntsville; his parents, Robert Benjamin Nelson, Sr. and Louise McWhorter Nelson of Cedar Bluff, AL; 2 brothers, Jeff Nelson (Crista) of Cedar Bluff, and Joseph Nelson (Debbie) of...

Ben Nelson, 60, passed away peacefully at his residence Wednesday morning surrounded by his loving family. Ben lit up any room he was in, and had the ability to bring a smile to the face of every person he ever met!



Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 24 years, Carolyn Newsom Nelson of Huntsville; his 2 daughters, Jessica and Julia Nelson of Huntsville; his parents, Robert Benjamin Nelson, Sr. and Louise McWhorter Nelson of Cedar Bluff, AL; 2 brothers, Jeff Nelson (Crista) of Cedar Bluff, and Joseph Nelson (Debbie) of Brevard, NC; a sister, Mary McWhorter Nelson of Panama City Beach, FL; 2 nephews; 2 nieces; and numerous other relatives, friends, and colleagues, whom he cherished.



Ben was a proud veteran of the US Army. He attended Jacksonville State University and was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. He was a huge Alabama Crimson Tide Football fan. Ben had the unique gift of making this world a better place to be--he was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him!



You may visit with the family on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Valhalla Funeral Home from 12Noon till 2:00PM. There will be a funeral service conducted by Pastor Eddie Johnson commencing in Valhalla’s chapel at 2:00PM. The interment with Military honors will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jessica and Julia Nelson's college funds at www/Gofundme.com/Nelsoncollegefund. Please sign the guest registry at www.valhallafunerals.com.