Kenneth Darryl Nelson, 46, of 625 Old Well Road, Spencer, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at his home.
He was born in Martinsville on Dec. 27, 1959, to Hoyte Leon Nelson and Joy Hylton Nelson of Spencer.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Buddy and Helen Hylton and Holmes Nelson.
Nelson worked at Fieldcrest Mills for more than 20 years prior to its closing, and was working as a truck driver for Burgess Trucking Co.
He was a member and past deacon at Rich Acres Christian Church, and was a former member and deacon at Mayo Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, survivors are his wife, Lisa Roark Nelson of the home; three daughters, Chasity Nicole Nelson, Olivia Elizabeth Nelson and Shelby Page Nelson, all of the home; one sister, Sherri Dalton of Spencer; a brother, Hoyte L. Nelson Jr. of Spencer; his paternal grandmother, Pearl Nelson of Stuart; three nieces; and four nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rich Acres Christian Church with Minister Tim Hunt and Dr. Dave Cochran officiating. Burial will be in the Mayo Baptist Church cemetery on Penn Store Road, Spencer.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Howell Funeral Home at Patrick Springs, and other times at the home of Shirley Roark, 22194 A.L. Philpott Highway, Spencer, and the home of his parents at 515 Old Well Road, Spencer.
Memorials may be made to: Rich Acres Christian Church Building Fund, 422 Mountain View Road, Martinsville, Va. 24112; or Mayo Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Joy Nelson, 515 Old Well Road, Spencer, Va. 24165.
Martinsville Bulletin 22 Aug 2006