Carl Daniel “Butch” Nelson Jr passed away September 19, 2023, in Alva, Florida at the age of 80.
He was born May 25, 1943, in Parkersburg, WV, to the late Carl Daniel Nelson and Eileen Lynch Tanner.
He served in the United States Air Force, after his discharge, Butch worked for over 30 years before retiring from General Electric originally known as Borg Warner Chemicals in 2000.
Butch is survived by one son Nick his wife Patty, Chesapeake, VA, his daughters, Katy Nelson her children, Vinny and Rory, Sara Sams and her husband Taylor Sams, their children Josie and Layla of Parkersburg. One daughter Shannon Nelson of Lehigh Acres, FL. Two grandchildren, Petty Officer Trevor Peckham of Honolulu, HI and Kyle Peckham of Lehigh Acres, Fl. Brother and Sister-in-Law Wally and Karen Moore of Wheeling, WV.
Butch enjoyed all WVU sports and traveling to Morgantown to watch the Mountaineers. He was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He loved his hunting and fishing trips to Canada, Montana and Colorado to explore the mountains. He also enjoyed his time on the golf course. He could always be found watching his children and grandchildren’s sporting events as they grew up. He was a coach in the Vienna Recreation leagues, coaching Football and Baseball for many years.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years Jennifer L. Nelson.