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1949 Charlie 2020

Charlie Stephen Nelson, Jr.

September 2, 1949 — November 25, 2020

DURHAM- Mr. Charlie Stephen Nelson, Jr., 71, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

Mr. Nelson was born on September 2, 1949 to the late Charlie S. and Norma Jean Nelson in Newport, RI. He was a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Mr. Nelson proudly served his country in the United States Navy as a Naval Aviation Officer. Charlie was a hardworking man, he worked in health insurance, as a real estate agent, and owned “Carolina Cleaners” in Chapel Hill for 25 years. He was chairman of the Chamber of Commerce in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, and served as chairman of the PTA Thrift Shops of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. He enjoyed reading, being at the ocean and sailing. Charlie’s greatest joy was playing with his granddaughter. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Mr. Nelson is survived by his wife, Patricia Withnell Nelson; sons, Timothy Shawn Nelson and Michael Christopher Nelson (Mary Elizabeth Foust); his sister, Kathryn Lenore Pigford; and granddaughter, Raven Lily Nelson.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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