William Howard Nelson

William Howard Nelson was born July 15, 1939 to David and Eva Mae Nelson in the Azar Community in Nevada County, Arkansas. He was the 5th son born to their union.
He transitioned from his earthly home on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Laurel Brook Nursing Home. His transition trailed those of his parents, David and Eva Mae Nelson; six brothers, Harold, Herman, Bob, John David, Charles and Alonzo; three sisters, Joyce Elizabeth, Doris and Loretta.
He leaves fond memories to his children, Steven Ray, Gwendolyn and William Jr.; two grandchildren, Mario and Sheena; one great-granddaughter, Kaye; stepson, Edward Marshall (Rickey) and family; two aunts, Annie Nelson James of Stockton, CA, Stella (Burnell) Stuart of Hope, AR; siblings, Olis (Loraine) Nelson of Kansas City, MO, Thomas Nelson, Wanda (Curlie) Carter of Milwaukee, WS, Alvis Conway of Hope, Theresa Scott of Bauxite; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be 11am-5pm Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2pm Friday at Lonoke Missionary Baptist Church, 701 North Hazel Street, Hope. Burial will be at Azar Cemetery in Azar. Arrangements entrusted to Hicks Funeral Home, Inc.

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