Wayne Eugene Nelson, 69, went to be with the Lord peacefully on July 31, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones after a long illness. He was born March 13, 1951, to Hyrum Eugene and Evelyn Jo (Foster) Nelson.
He was born in Safford, AZ, and raised in Pima and Fort Thomas, AZ. His hobbies were hunting and fishing. He married Denise Marie Nelson in Myakka, Florida, on July 21, 2000. Wayne worked in law enforcement and became a Baptist minister at several churches.
Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Denise; sons, Donald and Lucas; Daughters, Bobbie, Tara, and Francine; and 13 grandchildren; his brother, Jerry (Sharolyn) Nelson of Show Low, and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; children, Jerry, Sherry, and Frances; brother, Danny and grandson, Kyle.
A memorial service information is below:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Faith Baptist Church
451 North 18th Place
Show Low, AZ 85901
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