In Loving Memory

August 12, 1951 – May 22, 2018


Stapleton, AL

Joe Nelson, a native of Mississippi and a longtime resident of Stapleton, Alabama, passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at the age of 66. 

He is survived by his best friend and wife, Ann; his daughter, Anna Cole (Chip) of Pascagoula, MS; his son Bradley (Shaelah) of Robertsdale, AL; grandchildren Carter and Chandler Williams, four brothers, multiple nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and many well-loved dogs. 

Joe was a generous man, always willing to help others.  His family and friends were a source of great joy to him, with his greatest joys being his children, their spouses and his grandchildren.  Many people connected with Joe through his love of race cars and Harleys, as those activities were a large part of his life.  He loved restoring cars and got great satisfaction from seeing the final product.

A celebration of Joe’s life will be held at his home on Saturday, June 2, 2018.  The family will receive friends and family from 10AM until the service, which will be held at 11AM. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that in Joe’s memory, you sponsor a race car, make a donation to the Stapleton Volunteer Fire Department  (36276 AL-59, Stapleton, AL 36578), or adopt a dog.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made to Arrangements by Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL 36526.