Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory

4650 South Laburnum Avenue Richmond, VA


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    Harold E Decker


    Harry Decker is a native of upstate New York and a 30-year resident of Iowa and Illinois before relocating to Virginia in 2010. He graduated Davis College in 1979 and Faith Baptist Bible College in 1981 with a bachelor of science in sacred music. Most recently, in 2017, he received an advanced standing diploma in mortuary science from Des Moines Area Community College. Harry began his cemetery and funeral career in 2002.

    Harry has 3 grown children who all live in the Midwest. Currently residing in Ashland, he shares his life with Susan. He enjoys playing the trumpet and piano, singing, playing golf, target shooting and doing handyman projects around the house.

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    Robert E West

    Funeral Director

    Robert West has served the families in Richmond and the Tri-City area since 1981 with the utmost professionalism and compassion. Bobby graduated from John Tyler Community College in 1981 with a degree in mortuary science and has been a funeral director with Dignity Memorial® since January 2011. When he is not at the funeral home, you will likely find Bobby reading, camping or traveling.