Joseph A. “Joe” Nelson

September 04, 1957 ‒ November 28, 2003

Ashley, Ohio

Joseph A. “Joe” Nelson, age 46, of Ashley died Friday evening, November 28, 2003 at his home surrounded by his family and friends.

He was born in Delaware, Ohio on September 4, 1957 to Mary Kay (Miller) and the late Thomas Arthur Nelson. Joe graduated from Buckeye Valley High School Class of 1975. He worked as a machinist for Delo Screw Products Company and as a construction worker with his brother Bill for Nelson Construction. He was also a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church.

Joe was a devoted husband, father, brother, and son. He was a very caring person, who loved animals, Nascar, and his 1966 Ford Fairlane automobile.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Rebecca (Sparks) Nelson, Daughter: Lyndsey Nelson who lives at their home in Ashley, Brothers James (Candy) Nelson of Ashley, Thomas Jr. of Delaware, and William (Marilou) Nelson of Delaware, Sisters: Beverly (Stanley) Ray of Brandon, FL. and Tricia (James) Russell of Delaware, Parents-in-law: Ronald and Sondra Sparks of Ashley, Brother-in-law: Ron Sparks Jr. and Angela New, 14 Nieces and Nephews, and 13 Great Nieces and Nephews.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Nelson.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4 – 8 at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware, with Prayer Services at 4:00 p.m.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Mary Catholic Church, 82 E. William St., Delaware, with Father Kevin Kavanagh celebrant. Interment with follow in the Ashley Union Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Hospice of Delaware County, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015 or to the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 St. Rt. 37 E., Delaware, Ohio 43015.