SIERRA VISTA— Theodore Roosevelt Nelson, Jr., 82, of Sierra Vista, Arizona, passed away on June 27, 2019.
Theodore was born on April 30, 1937, in Beckley, West Virginia to the late Theodore and Velma (Bailey) Nelson. He was raised in Hinton, West Virginia and attended Summers County Public Schools.
Ted proudly served in the United States Army and attained the rank of Sergeant First Class before retiring after more than 20 years of service.
He married Ruth (Bennett) Nelson on June 16, 1960, in Mannheim, Germany. They were married for 47 years and had three children.
After retiring from the military, Theodore worked for Cox Communications. Theodore enjoyed being a deacon at his church, bowling, stargazing, but most of all, being a Grandpa.
Theodore is survived by his children, Theodore Nelson III (Melinda (Graham) Nelson), Val Pamela Nelson, and Melody Herne; and granddaughter, Brandie Nelson.
A time of visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Hatfield Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on July 3, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Sierra Vista. Interment will follow in Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery with military honors at 12:00 p.m.