William Nello Nelson

July 4, 1941May 24, 2018

William Nello Nelson, 76, of Harrisburg died Thursday, May 24, 2018 at his home.

A native of Ellerbe, NC, Mr. Nelson was born to the late Charles William Nelson and Minnie Wilkins Nelson on July 4, 1941. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Bellsouth. Mr. Nelson enjoyed fishing and NASCAR.

Mr. Nelson is survived by his wife Cynthia C. Nelson; daughter Noelle Nelson Sharpe and husband Josh of Kernersville; sister Helen Terry of High Point; grandchildren Evan, Ethan and Emily Sharpe and many other extended family members.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 30 in the chapel at Wilson Funeral and Cremation Service, 5301 Albemarle Rd., Charlotte. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,

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  • Memorial Service Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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James Moser

May 31, 2018

I enjoyed having Nello for a Friend since 1967. That's when we started working together on Gene Mason's original Line Crew at the Keystone telephone office on Central Ave. in Charlotte. Lots of memories and Good Times for many years.
Later on Nello decided to move to a new adventure at the phone factory. We would still see each other from time to time
and keep our Friendship up to date. Many years later a group of us "Old Lineman" started meeting at the Harrisburg Family House Restaurant on the 3rd Friday of the month. I guess this has been going on shortly after I retired in 2009.
Nello is the only Man I ever knew from Ellerbe, N. C. and I'll have to say Ellerbe sent us a "Good Man" to share our lives with in the "Good Old Days". Our Thoughts and Prayers are with Cindy, Noelle, Helen and Family. Love, Jim & Dot Moser