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Charles Woodrow Nelson Sr., 72

Charles Woodrow Nelson Sr., 72

Charles Woodrow Nelson Sr., 72, of Hendersonville, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Park Ridge Hospital after a short illness.

He was the son of the late Carl Woodrow Nelson and Hazel Ann White Nelson and was also preceded in death by a sister, Ann Nix and a grandson, Bobby Elmore.

He had lived in Henderson County for most of his life. He graduated from Edneyville High School where he loved playing football, basketball and baseball. After graduating he enjoyed drag racing then pursued the trucking industry as his lifelong career. He retired in 2009.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Dixie Gilbert Nelson; a son, Charles Woodrow Nelson Jr. and his wife DeOnna Prince Nelson of Hendersonville; two daughters, Tammy Nelson Elmore of Hendersonville and Angela Nelson-Cain of Hendersonville; a brother, Robert Floyd of Hendersonville; a sister, Gail Beddingfield of Hendersonville; six grandchildren, Morgan, Abby, Beverly, Dylan, Alex and Noah; two great grandchildren, Isaiah and Isabella and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the Chapel In The Pines of Jackson Funeral Service with the Rev. Ronald Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home and at other times will be at the home.

Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or P.O. Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.