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Larry Nelson



Visitation with the Family:
15:00 on 2018-05-19
Scales & Sons Funeral Home, 314 E. State Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Celebration of Life:
16:00 on 2018-05-19
Scales & Sons Funeral Home, 314 E. State Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Larry Donald Nelson, age 67, departed this earthly life on May 16,
2018 at The Alvin C. York Veterans Hospital, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Larry was born January 5, 1951 to Mrs. Ernestine Nelson Jones.

Larry received his early education in the Bedford and Davidson County School Systems in Tennessee, as well as Dallas, Texas. He graduated in 1969 in Muskegon, Michigan. Upon graduation, he returned to Wartrace, Tennessee where he managed the Patent Leather Waking Horse Stables and a small country store called Ferguson. In 1971, Larry moved to Nashville, where he joined the United States Navy and retired after 25 years of service.

Larry truly loved Wartrace and the rural life especially the outdoor environment. Community gardening was his pride and joy. He also had a passion for fishing, football, and baseball. He also enjoyed watching Westerns on television, so much that he took a trip to Dodge City in
Kansas City, Missouri.

Larry professed his faith in Christ at an early age in the late 1950's and united with Saint Paul AME Methodist Church. He served as a Trustee.

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

PHONE: (615) 893-1313 - 24 hours a day

314 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

P.O. Box 1371
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1371