Charles H. Nelson

May 23, 1939June 7, 2014

Charles Harold Nelson, 75, of Alpharetta, GA, passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Son of the late Harold and Helen Nelson, Chuck was born in Des Moines, IA on May 23, 1939. He earned his degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University in 1961, followed by his MBA in 1962 from The University of Iowa. Chuck worked for General Electric for 41 years until his retirement in June of 2003.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mary Howle Nelson, of Alpharetta, three daughters, Melinda Nelson of Johns Creek, GA, Sally Nelson of Nashville, TN, Susan Nelson Burkett, son-in-law Daniel Burkett, his two grandchildren, Jacob Charles and Hudson Daniel Burkett of Alpharetta, one niece, and many cousins and other family in Iowa.

The family is receiving guests from 5-7 pm on Friday, June 13, at Roswell Funeral Home at 950 Mansell Road, Roswell, GA 30076. His funeral service has been arranged for Saturday, June 14, at 11 am at Roswell Presbyterian Church in the Historic Sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Embracing Hospice Foundation at 5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Suite D580, Atlanta, GA 30342 or Roswell Presbyterian Church Mission Outreach Fund at 755 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell, GA 30075.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 14, 2014

Charles H. Nelson

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July 13, 2014

Mindy, I am so sorry for your loss. What a handsome, dashing man your Dad is. Keep him in your heart forever. You will see him again.

Mike Mosquito

June 15, 2014

Mindy, our deepest condolences to you and your family. You are in our hearts and prayers.

Love you,
Mike and Marlana

Gail and Sal Pipito

June 15, 2014

Dear Mary,Susan,and Sall! sal and Iwere so sad to hear about Chuck's paying! He was such a wonderful father and husband! I will always remember the fun times we had as families! I will cherish allmy memories of him! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! If Sal and I can ever be there for you in any way please let us know! Love you and praying for all of you at this sad time!

Tom & Terri

June 14, 2014

We were very saddened to hear the news of Chuck's passing. He was a nice man and a good neighbor. Our condolences to the family.

Michael Gormley

June 14, 2014

Our sincere condolences. We will always have happy memories of Chuck. He was such a very nice guy.
Michael, Ruth and Brian

June 12, 2014

Dear Mary, Mindy, Sally, Susan and family,
Our prayers are with you during this time. May you find comfort in the promise of eternal life. May you find joy in each of your lives as you live his legacy.
Mark & Chris Freeman and family

Linda & Ronald Pinder

June 12, 2014

Dear Mary and Family:
Linda and I were very sad to hear about Chuck's passing on to a better place. I enjoyed my friendship with Chuck and working as a GE "peddler." We had a great team of men and women for work and play. May the Lord bless and keep you and shine His face upon you. Peace and Blessings be with you and the family, Linda & Ron Pinder

June 12, 2014

Charles S. Spencer Jr. and Lucy Ann Norman Spencer send their condolences to the family and friends of Chuck Nelson. We are deeply sorry we cannot be there this week to express our feelings of personal loss to you in person.