Hal Ray Nelson (79)

Carmi, Illinois
Birth: June 30, 1939
Death: February 19, 2019

Hal Ray Nelson, 79, of Carmi, Illinois, died Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado, Illinois. He was born June 30, 1939, in Carmi, the son of Frank and Catharine (Hargraves) Nelson.

Hal was a retired boiler maker. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and working.

Survivors include sons Robert (Tracy) Nelson of Evansville, Indiana, Jason (Bonnie) Nelson of Vincennes, Indiana; daughter Lela Rae (David) Delong of Carmi; brother Wayne Nelson of Carmi; sister Patricia (Jerry) Woodrow of Carmi; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter Cheryl Nelson; sisters Lela Henson and Becky O’Neal; and brother Ed Nelson.

In keeping with Hal’s wishes, his remains were cremated. A visitation and memorial service will be Sunday, February 24, 2019, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Visitation is 1 pm and memorial service is at 2 pm. Burial will be at a later date in Centerville Cemetery.

Visitation: Cook Funeral Chapel - Carmi - Sunday, February 24, 2019, 1:00 pm
Service: Cook Funeral Chapel - Carmi - Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2:00 pm

5 thoughts on “Hal Ray Nelson”

  1. My Uncle Hal Ray was caring, giving, hilarious, and wonderful uncle. I had a lot of fun being around him. I was blessed. Now he is with Grandma and probably aggravating the heck out of her…lol!

  2. My condolences to Hal’s family. Many happy memories of him be with you all, and may these promises from Jehovah God help you endure now, and in the days to come. “Do not be anxious….but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7; Isaiah 25:8 NWT.

  3. I’m sorry that I won’t be in town for Hal’s service. He was a unique and wonderful person. Hal will be sadly missed.

    Jimmy Gaines

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