William Russell Nelson Sr., 91, Ringgold, Ga.

William Russell Nelson Sr., age 91, of Ringgold, Georgia, passed away Saturday - January 27, 2018.

He was born in Rockwood, Tennessee to the late Walter and Elizabeth Nelson. He served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force and retired from the Air Force. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked as an electrician and was the owner /operator of W.R. Nelson Electric Company. He enjoyed fishing and reading his bible, which he had worn out about five bibles.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Jean Holloway Nelson, sister: Wilma Thier, brothers: Fred and Charles Nelson.

He is survived by his sons: William Russell "Bill" (Karen) Nelson, Jr., of Ringgold, GA, Cecil Ray Nelson of Ringgold, GA, Michael Edward Nelson of LaFayette, GA, sisters: Thelma Grimm, Opal Neeves both of FL, Gladys Smith of Rockwood, TN, Robbie Van Winkle of Ringgold, Hazel Farmer of Chattanooga, Donald "Todd" Nelson of Ringgold, GA, six grandchildren, Staci, William "B.J.", Natasha, Michael "Booter", Cale, and David; thirteen great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Nelson’s wishes were to be cremated and scattered with his wife.

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Homes - Wallis-Stewart Chapel Ringgold, Georgia. Online register book may be signed at