Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Roger David Nelson (1946-2009)

Roger David Nelson (1946-2009)

Yanceyville, N.C. - Roger David Nelson, 62, of 95 Gatewood Road, Yanceyville, NC died Thursday, March 26, 2009 in Roxboro, NC. Roger was born August 3, 1946 in Mebane, NC, the son of Rufus V. Nelson and Louise Brooks Nelson. He was a member of Yanceyville United Methodist Church, retired from Caswell County School System, and served in the United States Army from 1968 - 1970 in the Vietnam War. He was predeceased by his parents, Rufus V. and Louise Nelson.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Webster Nelson of the home. Other survivors include step children: Carlton Marc Pollard and wife, Kimberly Lewis Pollard, Lanier Pollard Cassada and husband, and Michael Cassada; grandchildren: Hunter Cassada, Holden Cassada, and Halle Rae Cassada; J. Sharwn Scruggs and wife Connie Scruggs and grandchildren Carrie and Rusty.

In addition to his parents, Roger was predeceased by a brother, Rufus Brooks Nelson (died as an infant in 1940), and a sister, Patricia Ann Nelson Davis (1942-1968).

The funeral will be conducted Saturday at 1:00 pm with Rev. George Johnson officiating at Yanceyville United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Church cemetery. The family will receive friends and family Friday night at the residence.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Alamance - Caswell Palliative Care, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215 or Yanceyville Fire Dept., c/o Billy Hodges, 145 West Wood Drive, Yanceyville, NC 27379. Marley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.