Willie Winford Nelson, 88, of North Wilkesboro passed away, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at his home. He was born Feb. 8, 1931, in Ashe County to Millard and Ollie Royal Nelson.
Mr. Nelson was a member and deacon of Antioch Baptist Church and a U.S. Army Veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lois Perry; a half-sister, Grace Perry; his brothers, Larry Nelson, Tommy Nelson and Buddy Nelson; and a half-brother, John Nelson.
Surviving are his wife, Kathryn Sloop Nelson; a son, Jay Nelson and spouse, Shonna, of North Wilkesboro; his grandchildren, Billy Nelson of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Jessica Prevette and spouse, Michael, of North Wilkesboro; his great-grandchildren, Alexis Peacock, Hailey Peacock and Cadence Prevette; a great-great-granddaughter, Delilah Leftwich; a brother, Dillard Nelson and spouse, Linda, of Moravian Falls; his sisters, Nannie Perry of Cricket and Nancy Childress and spouse, Jim, of North Wilkesboro; a brother, Jimmy Nelson and spouse, Linda, of Grover; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at Miller Funeral Chapel, with Brother Larry Adams and the Rev. Homer Maltba officiating. Burial will follow in Mountlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from noon until 1 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service.
Flowers will be accepted.
Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.millerfuneralservice.com.