Robert Arthur Nelson

December 31, 1919May 1, 2014

Robert Arthur Nelson, 94, of New Bern, died May 1, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII in China, Burma and India. He was a Chaplin for over 30 years in the VFW Post 8203 and he was a member of the Coin Clubs in Sarasota and Venice, Florida.

He is survived by two daughters, Roberta Nelson of North Carolina; Linnie Lou Konya of Greenville, SC; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Burial will be held in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

Memorial donations may be made to the VFW Post 8203, P. O. Box 7154, North Port, FL 34290-0154.


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May 14, 2014

I met Mr. Nelson at Sterling House. Our church has a devotion/hymn sing on Wednesday mornings. I have read his book and seen the furniture he made. He is certainly a talented man who has led an amazing life. From the moment I met him, we have had a bond. I always looked forward to seeing him and will miss him on our visits to Sterling House. Helen Mathews, New Bern, NC

May 6, 2014

sorry we cant be there for you. always enjoyed visiting w uncle boy and aunt stella in burrell. our sympathy,cousin patti and clair and family

Pastor Carolyn Sims

May 2, 2014

Prayers for all who loved this dear man. We at Saulston United Methodist Church have many wonderful memories of his presence and his stories.