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William Dale Nelson

RICH SQUARE – Mr. William Dale Nelson, age 55, died at Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie on Sunday, May 6, 2012.  He was a native of Hertford County. He was married to Nancy Jones Nelson on November 15, 1986.

Mr. Nelson was formerly employed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation where he worked for thirty years.  He loved to spend time with his cousins, aunts and uncles.  His grandkids were his life and loved to spend time with them. He was a wonderful family man that will be dearly missed.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Sarah Askew Nelson and Charles Nelson.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Jones Nelson of the home; five daughters, Jennifer Nelson Odom and her friend Stevie Byrum of Kelford, Susan Liverman Hoggard and her friend Bobby Polson of Ahoskie, Karen Liverman Morris and her husband Alan of Ahoskie, Donna Liverman Johnson and her friend Biddy Moore of Powellsville, and Brenda Liverman Rawls and her husband Kevin of Ahoskie; and three brothers, Tommy Nelson and his wife Trudy of New Bern, Dennis Nelson of Rich Square, and Edward Nelson and his wife JoAnn of Lasker, NC.  Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Alex and Lana Odom, Sidney Hoggard III, Derek Morris and his wife Katherine, Michael Morris, Alanna Morris, Dean Lassiter and his wife Michele, Jacob Lassiter and Alston Moore; and one great grandchild, Kaleb Lassiter.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square.  Officiating will be the Rev. Nicky Martin.  The interment will follow at the Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Rich Square.

The family will receive friends at Sykes Funeral Service in Rich Square on Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA  22312.

Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square is handling the arrangements and online condolences may directed to the family at www.sykesfuneralservice.com