OBITUARY

Robert "Bob" Eugene Nelson

September 12, 1945September 16, 2021
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Robert "Bob" Eugene Nelson, age 76, lost his fight to Mesothelioma lung Cancer after a three-year battle, on September 16, 2021, in Lutz, Florida. Bob was born September 12, 1945, in Van Wert, Ohio, to Dick and Phyllis Nelson, who preceded him in death.

Bob is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jeanette (Jean); sons, Gerrit (Kelly), Brian (Sarah); grandson, Everett; sisters, Terri Allee (Raymond), Patricia Lancaster, Brenda Jefferson (Joe), along with aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Bob spent seven years in the U.S. Navy, on USS Valcour and later the USS John King. After getting out of the Navy he held various positions and completed various schoolings. He retired from GTE/Verizon Data Services after more than 20 years of service.

Bob loved being a POP-POP to his grandson, his lap buddy Gabby (the Pug), traveling, RVing, spending time with family and friends, watching football (Tampa Bay Bucs), hockey (Tampa Bay Lightning), the “Blue Man Group”, and recently reconnecting with his Navy buddies.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. 1615 L Street NW, Suite 430, Washington DC, 20036. www.Curemeso.org

A Visitation for Bob will be held 2-3 p.m. Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories, 4207 East Lake Avenue, Tampa, Florida. A Celebration of Life will occur 3 p.m. Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the Funeral Home. An Inurnment will occur 12:30 p.m. Monday, October 4, 2021 in Florida National Cemetery, 6502 Southwest 102nd Avenue, Bushnell, Florida.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 26, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, September 26, 2021

  • Inurnment

    Monday, October 4, 2021

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Jenny Smith Kuhling

September 25, 2021

Words cannot describe the grief I feel for you and your family. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.

Joe & Carmen Velez

September 25, 2021

Our prayers and condolences to the family and friends. Bob was loved by all. A wonderful family man, great father and husband. He left us memories on enjoying life and do what makes you happy. May he rest in peace until our Savior, Jesus Christ, returns.

Marie Pimperl

September 20, 2021

To the Nelson Family:
Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories extends its heartfelt condolences. Our sympathy and thoughts are with you.
Sincerely,
Marie Pimperl,
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Biography

Robert (Bob) Eugene Nelson, age 76 lost his fight to Mesothelioma lung Cancer after a three-year battle on September 16, 2021, in Lutz, Florida. Bob was born September 12, 1945, in Van Wert, Ohio, to Dick and Phyllis Nelson, who proceeded him in death.

Bob is survived by; his wife Jeanette (Jean) of 44 years, sons; Gerrit (Kelly), Brian (Sarah) and Everett (grandson), Sisters; Terri Allee (Raymond), Patricia Lancaster, Brenda Jefferson (Joe), along with aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Bob spent 7 years in the US Navy, on USS Valcour and later the USS John King. After getting out of the Navy he held various positions and completed various schoolings. He retired from GTE/Verizon Data Services after more than 20 years of service.

Bob loved being a POP-POP to his grandson, his lap buddy Gabby (the Pug), traveling, RVing, spending time with family and friends, watching football (Tampa Bay Bucs), hockey (Tampa Bay Lightning), the “Blue Man Group”, and recently reconnecting with his Navy buddies.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.
1615 L Street NW, Suite 430, Washington DC, 20036. Curemeso.org

***Interment to follow on Monday, October 4th at 12:30pm at the National Cemetery, Bushnell***