Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary

7924 North 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ


Dwight Nelson

November 19, 1939May 21, 2020

Dwight Hart Nelson, 80, of Phoenix, AZ died at home on Thursday, May 21, 2020 with family by his side. Dwight is survived by two daughters, Shari Kristof of Morrisville, NC and Lisa Stewart of Coconut Creek, FL. He also leaves behind three grandsons, Jason, Ryan and Justin Kristof and one granddaughter Taylor Stewart. Additionally, Dwight leaves one sister, Toni Nelson of Onancock, VA.

Dwight had a gift for all things mechanical. He had a lifelong passion for cars and motorcycles, especially Corvettes and Harleys. In addition to his passion for cars, he also loved flying. He obtained his pilot's license and had his own plane which he used to commute while maintaining his farming and ranching operations.

Dwight was born and raised in Oklahoma, but also lived in Montana, Florida and Nevada before finally residing in Phoenix Arizona for over 30 years. He had a passion for travel and developed a love for the Philippines, often spending months at a time there. He especially enjoyed walking, biking and interacting with the local people.

Dwight was articulate and well spoken, slow to anger and a natural wordsmith. He had a fitting joke or story for any and every occasion, right on-the-tip-of-his-tongue. Dwight will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Dwight's memory to the charity of your choice.


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Billy Myers

May 29, 2020

Great Uncle Dwight had a reputation of being gifted, uncommonly loyal, and a fierce protector of loved ones. His memory and cherished legacy will live on forever.

Billy Myers

Bob and DeAnna Wright

May 26, 2020

I knew Dwight first in the 50’s as my school friend Toni’s big brother. Since the 90’s we have enjoyed social occasions with him, his mom, Lorraine, and Toni as well. We appreciated farming their Cherokee land also.
Dwight was always sharp minded, friendly, gentle, quite interesting, and seemed younger than his years.

May the Lord bring to your minds and hearts only those memories now and forevermore that serve to restore, refresh, and delight.


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