Walter Wesley Nelson

February 8, 1940 ~ August 3, 2022 (age 82)


Walter Wesley Nelson (1940-2022)
A Homecoming service celebrating Wesley Nelson will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 12, 2022 in the Chapel of Celestial Memorial Gardens in West Columbia.
Wesley passed on Wednesday, August 3, 2022. Born February 8, 1940, to the late Berger Walter Nelson and Roxie Smith Stegal.
Wesley was very proud of his early beginnings at John Dela Howe and the many friends he made and still had. He will be remembered for his gift of gab. He loved talking to anyone, especially finding out where they were from originally. He will be remembered for his fishing trips to Cherokee with his sons and brothers. He loved music and Elvis. He loved dancing at the Skyline. He was a die-hard Clemson fan, but a fan of football, baseball and racing. He loved his family reunions and his McCormick (1959) High School Reunions. He loved the beach, especially at sunrise for his morning walk and Alabama Theater. He was a long-distance truck driver for Overnite Transportation retiring after 32 years and one million miles in 2002. But, most of all he loved his family.
Surviving are his children: Keith Nelson (Maxine) of Newberry, Mike Nelson (Sharlyn Stafford) of West Columbia, Donna Lever (Mark) of Pomaria, Teri Colley (Jerry) of West Columbia. Grandchildren: Shawn Colley of West Columbia, Brittany Hughes (Kim) of Lexington, Lindsay Lever of Gilbert, Whitney Lever of Pomaria, Michele Nelson of Washington. Great- grandchildren: Devin Colley of Lexington, Austin Colley of West Columbia, Tristen Nelson of Lexington, Leland Poole of Gilbert, Mallory Poole of Gilbert. Step-Grandchildren: Tony Vause (Amanda) of Andrews, Amanda Kordusky of Myrtle Beach. Step-Greatgrandchildren: Nick Vause of Andrews, Noah Vause of Andrews, Lilly Roberts of Myrtle Beach, Jenna Kordusky of West Virginia, Eion Kordusky of West Virginia.
Brothers: Kenneth Nelson (Anita) of Gaston, George Nelson (Betty) of Walhalla. Sisters: Rena Mills (Randy) of Walhalla, Henrietta Chastain (Terry) of Walhalla, and Lillian Murphy (Donnie - D) of Walhalla, and a host of nieces and nephews and other loving relatives and friends. Wesley was predeceased  by his wife, Virginia Wynn Nelson of 34 years, brother, Russell Nelson, and sisters, Roxie Roper, Genelle Donald, Vanessa Webb and Joyce Harden.

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