Robert Paul Nelson, age 81, of Lamar, Missouri passed away Friday, March 11, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin following a lengthy illness.
Robert was born January 12, 1935 in College Springs, Iowa to Paul and Monterey Nelson. He graduated from high school in Clearmont, Missouri and proudly served his country for six years in the Army National Guard. A member of the Teamsters Union, Bob was an over-the-road truck driver, working for various trucking firms for nearly 40 years. He was a quiet man who loved to read, and enjoyed outdoor activities as well, especially water skiing, time spent on the lake, or traveling the country on his Harley-Davidson.
On April 27, 1975, at Lamar, Bob married Sharon Moore and she survives of the home. Also surviving are his sons, James Nelson, Los Alamos, New Mexico and Justin Nelson, Lamar; a brother, William Nelson, Red Oak, Iowa; two sisters, Jeanette Lawson, Red Oak and Dee Anna Haack, Council Bluffs, Iowa; many nieces and nephews and a large extended family.
Preceding Bob in death were his parents; a brother and sister-in-law, Ronald & Mary Nelson; Sharon’s sisters and their husbands, Jeanette & Leo Hites and Janice & Bob Lehman.
Friends may call at Daniel Funeral Home until noon Tuesday, March 15th. Bob will then be taken home to Red Oak for a 2:00 p.m. Wednesday funeral service at Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Red Oak.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Shriners Hospital for Children or the Salvation Army in care of Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar or Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in Red Oak.
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