Gerald Nelson, fought for as long as he could to stay with his family, until the Lord called him home, April 7, 2019 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
Gerald was born on March 16, 1932 to the late, William Loar and Sarah Elizabeth Nelson of Jackson, Ohio.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Marsha Diane Nelson.
Gerald, was a hard worker all of his life, he retired after 25 years from the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. He was an avid race car fan and OSU buckeye fan. Gerald, was the most giving man, with a huge heart and always the jokester. He was a very loving husband, devoted father and grand-father as well as a friend.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jerri Zimmerman Nelson; daughter, Susan Nelson Ridge of Jackson, Ohio; Sons: Danny Nelson of Jackson, Ohio, Kevin (Lisa) Nelson of Avon Lake, Ohio, Chad (Kerry) Jenkins of Jackson, Ohio and Ryan (Kim) Jenkins of Pickerington, Ohio. Grandchildren: Kayla Nelson of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Meredith (Mitch) Kneeskern of Findlay, Ohio, Payton and Tyler Nelson of Avon Lake, Ohio, Brent and Taylor Jarvis of Jackson, Ohio, Geoffrey and Stephen Jenkins of Jackson, Ohio, Zachary and Andrew Jenkins of Pickerington, Ohio and Ayla Peden of Waverly, Ohio. A twin brother; Harold (Earlma) Nelson, sister, Wanda (Jerry) Smith of Jackson, Ohio and brother Jim Waites from Tupelo, Mississippi.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at 2pm at the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Boggs officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 4-8pm on Friday, April 12th, 2019 at the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Antioch Church in care of Lori Michael, Treasurer, 1282 Dever Road, Jackson, Ohio.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to: www.mayhew-brownfuneralhome.com.