October 27, 1944 – April 15, 2018
Mr. Robert L. Nelson, age 73 of Attalla passed away peacefully on Sunday April 15, 2018. A funeral service will be held at 2 P.M. on Tuesday April 17, 2018 at Morgan Funeral Chapel, the family will receive friends for visitation at the funeral homefrom 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. prior to the service Tuesday. Rev. Mikie Nelson will officiate. Graveside service will follow at Noble Hill Cemetery. Morgan Funeral Chapel & Crematory directing. Robert, or “Bama Bob” as he was known to his many friends was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from General Motors Tech Center in Michigan. His hobbies included hunting and fishing- he was also an avid sports fan, converted Auburn fan and an avid golfer. Those preceding him in passing include; his parents, R. Paul Nelson and Nellie Hubbard Nelson; first wife, Lilly; second wife, Kay; and siblings- Richard, Jr., Gordon, Ray, Florence, Faye and Linda. He leaves behind; Daughter, Beverly J. Hickman of Clinton Township, Michigan Grandsons, Zack Hickman and Alex Hickman Sister, Edna Patterson And a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family. Special thanks are extended to his nephew, Jamie Nelson and nieces, Patti Nelson Jones and Sandy Nelson, and many other nieces and nephews. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers; Ricky Sheppard, Shane Sheppard, Justin Nelson, Jason Nelson, Michael Nelson, Chris Colvard, Mike Woods, Frank Leatherwood, and David Leatherwood.