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Richard "Dick" Lawrence Nelson Jr.

July 7, 1930 ~ January 30, 2018 (age 87)

Richard “Dick” Nelson, Jr., 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on January 30, 2018. 


He was born July 7, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Claudia Hall Nelson and Richard Lawrence Nelson, Sr.


Dick was a graduate of Miami Beach High School, Miami Beach, Florida and attended Florida State University. 


 In 1950 he became employed by E. I. DuPont, of Chattanooga, where he was a valued employee for 35 years, with a three-year interruption for military service. 


He served as an officer in the 990th Signal Corps., U.S. Army, receiving an Honorable Discharge.


Dick was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dolores Wallace, and wife, Reba Moore.


He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Ronald Gaskins, M.D.; sisters, Jackie Fowler and Joan Long; his former wife, Madelyn Taylor; stepson, Rodney Jones; his aunt Naomi Brown; several nieces and nephews, and his devoted friend and caregiver, Dorothy Carden.


The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Chaplain Allen Goolsby officiating. Interment and military honors will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.


Remembrances may be made to Hearth Hospice, 1800 Rossville Ave, Suite 114, Chattanooga, TN 37408, or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.


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The family will receive friends on Friday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN


 Service Information

February 2, 2018

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Heritage Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Chattanooga
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN

Funeral Service
February 2, 2018

11:30 AM
Heritage Funeral Home Chapel - Chattanooga
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN

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