He was born Nov. 16, 1956 at Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle, the son of Robert Nelson and Dorothy Houser. He was a 1972 graduate of North Putnam High School.
Mr. Nelson was a farmer in Putnam County and had been a 19-year employee of R. R. Donnelly's as a machine technician. He was a member of Roachdale Christian Church
Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Houser at Bainbridge; father and step-mother, Robert and Linda Nelson of Russellville; friend Kenda Boller of Bainbridge; daughters, Jill (Andy) Perkins of Crawfordsville, Erin (Trent) Ritchey of Bloomington and Destynee Nelson of Crawfordsville; half sisters Debbie (Bill) Ireland of Crawfordsville and Sheri (Terri) Franklin of Fincastle; half brothers Dan (Melanie) Nelson of Williamsport and David (Jenny) Nelson of Russellville; stepbrother Dr. William (Kathy) Houser of Evansville; stepsister Linda Meier of Terre Haute; and two grandchildren, Layne Nhi Perkins and Gus Ritchey.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harry and Della Job of Bainbridge and David M. and Grace Nelson of Greencastle; stepfather William Houser of Bainbridge; and stepsister Ruthann Cooper of Winchester, Calif.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Mattocks officiating. Burial service for family will follow at Roachdale Cemetery.
Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be made at www.huntandson.com.