Ferron Leo Nelson, Sr., 72, a resident of Mobile, AL, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019.
Mr. Nelson was a U.S. Marine and a Vietnam Veteran. Mr. Nelson was a very loving husband, father and grandfather, and his family meant the world to him. He adored his grandchildren, and he loved and enjoyed sleepovers with them. He was a huge fan of Alabama football and SEC Baseball. In his spare time, he always enjoyed going fishing. He was known as a very giving person and for his sense of humor and was always pulling jokes on somebody. He had a special car, which was a 1967 Dodge RT that he used to race at the Holly Ridge Drag strip and raced in Houston, Texas. He will truly be missed by his family and friends.
Mr. Nelson is survived by his wife of 53 years, Peggy E. Nelson; four children, Ferron (Lisa) Nelson, Jr., Terry (Mechelle) Nelson, Russell (Karen) Nelson and Brian (Tasia) Nelson; eight grandchildren, Hannah, Kayleigh, Noah, Greg, Heather, Drew, Cloudia and Dexter; one sister, Janet (Ronnie) Carter; two brothers, Larry (Vicky) Nelson and Roger (Linnie) Nelson; two cousins, Barbara Rodgers and Brenda Coker; along with may other relatives and friends.
As per his wishes, no public service will be held. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 900 Western America Cir, Ste 209, Mobile, Alabama 36609 or online at: www.heart.org
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com.