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Brown-Wynne Funeral Home & Crematory

300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC

OBITUARY

William "Bill" George Nelson

May 27, 1959August 30, 2019
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William "Bill" George Nelson, 60, of Cary passed away Friday, August 30, 2019. Bill was born on May 27, 1959 to George and Barbara Nelson who survive him. He was born and grew up in Connecticut. He attended college in Connecticut and New Hampshire. Bill was an electrical engineer but spent most of his career in sales. In 1990, he and his family moved to Cary, NC.

Bill was a devoted husband, father, son, and friend. He was passionate about travel, history, and education. He enjoyed reading, binge watching movies, walking his dog around Lake Johnson and Lake Pine, and whipping up delicious meals to be shared with the family.

He was preceded in death by his beloved Jack Russell Terrier, Buddy.

In addition to his parents who live in Connecticut, he is survived by his wife of 37 years, Bonnie Lee Nelson of Cary; his two daughters, Heather Lynn Nelson, and Lauren Barbara Nelson both of Raleigh. He is also survived by four siblings; sister, Diane Shoja (Massy), brother, Jon Nelson, brother, Glen Nelson, sister, Christy Sheehy (Jim); numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

A service to celebrate Bill's life will be held on Tuesday, September 3rd at 4pm at Lake Johnson Park, Waterfront Conference Room, 4601 Avent Ferry Rd. Raleigh, NC. A reception will follow the service at Lake Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's honor to: The American Liver Foundation www.liverfoundation.org, or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home & Crematory, 300 Saint Mary's St., Raleigh, NC.

Services

  • A celebration of Bill's life Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • The family will receive friends following the service until 6:30 pm Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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Sandi Cirricione

September 14, 2019

Oh Bonnie I always thought you both were so great together my heart truly heartbroken for you . He was very kind to me as you too have always been. He is there my mom still sees my dad at foot of her bed. They are never really gone just waiting for us . But those girls need you! So don't rush just accept he's there guiding you. Grandma still comes to me in dreams 😴 I'm so sorry I'm sending so much love to you and the girls ❤️❤️💝💖💗💓💞

Bonnie Nelson

September 13, 2019

Oh honey I am totally heart broken. I told you I couldn’t do this without you. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever been through, but what is weird is I can feel you in the house telling me to pull myself together. I told you everyday that I loved you with all my heart and soul. Right now our souls are together. I feel you with me. Thank you honey. Always stay in my heart. I’ll love you forever. You are my soul mate!!
Love
Bon

Susan McGrath

September 6, 2019

Bonnie, Data General brought you and Bill together for a love that knew no bounds.
Steady Bill, always there for us silly girls when we needed guidance or to just to make us laugh. I cherish the memories I have of Bill and his fierce love for you Lauren and Heather.
My deepest sympathy to you all

Sandi Cirricione

September 6, 2019

I am heartbroken to hear this. I lived nextdoor with my grandparents..I babysat their kids who have turned into beautiful young woman. It seems I just saw him at my grandma's memorial .. He was always in a good mood ,always unbelievably kind to me . I remember many nights grandpa and him would sit on porch sip whiskey and smoak cigars lol ...I loved his family and truly heartbroken for all of them. I always wonder why God takes the good ones first does not seem fair. If Bonnie is reading this please know how sorry I am for your family .My tears falling for all of you. I don't think anyone could say anything bad about Mr. Bill ..may God comfort you .

Brian Van Voorhis

September 4, 2019

I was sorry to hear this news.
I work in product management at Overture and now ADVA. that was how I met Bill. We worked on proposals together and I made a couple of trips to customers with him.

Bill was always a delight to be with. Always had a smile.
Good man. My thoughts and prayers for you in this time.

Brian Van Voorhis

Clayton and Alexis Jackson

September 3, 2019

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Such good memories working together at Broadband. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Georgianna Dirga

September 3, 2019

Please know how saddened I was to hear of Billy's passing. My heart goes out to you all. I was friends with Billy as a teenager, and am so very grateful that he was blessed with such a wonderful, loving family. Big hugs & prayers to you all.

Madan Shastri

September 3, 2019

I was saddened to hear about Bill's passing last week! I have known Bill since 2004, mostly work related and he was (sad about the past tense) a very kind and gentle person with a professional demeanor during our many meetings and projects. We also had a great project together where we played a huge role in bringing the Overture 8815 ethernet technology to Tellabs 5500. Sorry about all the technical lingo, but I had never seen Bill more excited as he was; passionate about Overture and technology -- which meant he was passionate with life, family, friends and community. We will miss him dearly. My heartfelt condolences to Bill's family. Take care, Madan

Carol CHRISTENBURY

September 2, 2019

Dear Heather, Max and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you, your sister and your entire family. May good memories of your Dad sustain you.
Love,
Carol

Katie & Paul Bolduc

September 2, 2019

Dear Bonnie, we are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences to you and all your family. Rest In Peace dear Bill. Such a super guy and a wonderful family. Katie & Paul Bolduc

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