Gordon Stillman Nelson (94) and Virginia Knight Nelson (92)
Published: Monday, August 26, 2013
Gordon Stillman Nelson, 94, died Aug. 26, 2013, three days following the death of his wife, Virginia Knight Nelson, 92, who died on Aug. 23, 2013. Both passing away in Maryville, Tenn. Gordon was born on Feb. 10, 1919, in Weirsdale, Fla. to the late Stillman Gordon and Elizabeth Ann Johnston Nelson. Virginia was born on Oct. 28, 1920, in Rhea County to the late Carlos Thomas and Hazel Tallent Knight.
Gordon received his Bachelorís degree from the University of Florida and was a certified public accountant for TVA. Virginia was born and raised in Rhea County and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dayton. She lived most of her life in the Knoxville/Maryville, Tenn. area where she was employed by TVA and the TVA Credit Union. Having a degree in journalism, Virginia published four books on genealogy. They were both members of the First Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn.
Gordon and Virginia were married for 62 years and are survived by many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Gordon and Virginia will be held Friday at noon with Rev. Milton Knox officiating. They will be laid to rest together, side by side, in Rhea Memory Gardens.
Please share your memories of Gordon and Virginia on their on-line guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.
The family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton, TN.
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