Ted Carlisle Nelson, 87, of Hays passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at his home. Ted was born Aug. 10, 1932, in Buncombe County to William Terry and Pansy Robinson Nelson.
He was a member of Round Mountain Baptist Church and a U.S. Navy veteran. Ted loved to garden and fish.
Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 58 years, Jessie B. Nelson; and two brothers, Boyd and Bill Nelson.
Surviving are his children, Thomas Nelson and spouse, Delilah, of Haleyville, Ala., and Alice Childress and spouse, Paul, Susan Teague and spouse, William, Terry Nelson and spouse, Lisa, Ronald Nelson and Ellen Teague and spouse, Larry, all of Hays; his sisters, Dorothy Hall of Castle Rock, Wash., and Elizabeth Nelson of Asheville; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services, with military honors provided by the honor guard from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1142, were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at Round Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Roger Jennings, Elder Anion Cole and the Rev. Larry Teague officiating.
Flowers were accepted or memorials may be made to Round Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Airport Road, Hays, N.C. 28635. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.millerfuneralservice.com.