In Loving Memory

Edward E. Nelson

May 30, 1939 - September 23, 2023


Edward Earl Nelson, lovingly known as Ed, Eddie, Mr. Doog, and Paw Paw, went to his Heavenly home on Saturday, September 23, 2023. 

Ed was a veteran, a retiree of Scott Paper/Kimberly Clark, and a retired Regional Sales Manager of Adco Boiler Company.  He was a beloved husband, dad, and Paw Paw, a respected member of the Spanish Fort community, an avid Alabama football fan, and above all, he loved the Lord, his family, and the church. 

He is survived by his wife of 58 years Gini; his two daughters, Jennifer Nelson Tobin (Tom) and Leighanne Nelson Young (Stan); four grandchildren, Cameron Sapp (Melissa), Collin Sapp (Sydney), Orry Young (Joanna), and Kristen Young Hoyt (Matthew); one brother, Clyde Nelson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, William Arthur and Verla Nelson, as well as his sisters, Virginia Whitworth, Jeanette Bearden, and Shirley Wesson.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Spanish Fort, 8353 Spanish Fort Blvd., Spanish Fort, AL, on Sunday, October 1, 2023, at 2:00 PM.  Reverend Robert M. Baker will officiate.  A graveside service with military honors will take place on Monday, October 2, 2023, at 1PM at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort. Honorary pallbearers will be First Baptist Church of Spanish Fort deacons.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the building fund at First Baptist Church of Spanish Fort, 8353 Spanish Fort Blvd, Spanish Fort, AL 36527 (251) 626-3070.

Expressions of condolences for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Pamela Clevinger Coleman

    Loved Daddy Doog so much as well as the whole family. He was one in a million. I pray the Lord will strengthen you and give you His peace- the peace that passes understanding.

  2. Lynn Jones

    Gini and family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. May Gods peace be with you all.

  3. Joy A. Turner

    I am so sorry I did not see the announcement when the funeral was. I would have certainly have been there. God bless the family and may God’s hand of peace rest on you. Thankful to know where Ed is and we will see him again one day.

  4. Portia Harper

    Gini, I was so sorry to hear about your loss ! 🥲You took amazing care of your husband.! Now I pray God will remind you of all those precious memories to sooth your heart. Be strong and trust in Him!


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