Lawrence “Larry” Edwin Nelson, 55, of Youngstown, Florida, formerly of Sparta, Tennessee, went home to be with our Lord, on May 29, 2021.
Larry was born Sept. 8, 1965, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, at Jennie Stuart Memorial Hospital. He graduated from White County High School, in Sparta, Tennessee, in 1984.
Larry was an excellent heavy equipment operator, specializing in underground utilities. He was a handyman and a Jack-of-all-trades. In his past-time, he enjoyed NASCAR, fishing, and building hot rods. Larry was always the life of the party and lived a vibrant life, with more friends than you could count. Above all, his family meant more to him than words can describe.
Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Diane Frasier; brother, John Hudson; and niece, Danielle Grier.
Left to treasure his memory are his wife of 14 years, Carla Marie Nelson; daughters, Ashley Chapman, Krystal and husband Michael Jett, Kristi Lawson and husband Steven; sons, Eddy and wife Latasha Hansen, Lonnie and wife Autumn Pitts, Chris and wife Youeth Lawson; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Eli, and Caleb Hansen, Reese and Liam Chapman, Dillon Forehand, Eliyas, Avareigh, McKayla and Laynie Jett, Grace Boulay, Asia and Sonya Yann, and Christina Lawson; parents, Raymond and Frances Nelson, Tommy Frasier, of Sparta, Tennessee, and Lawrence Hudson and Linda; special sister and best friend, Pamela Baker; sisters, Kristi Nelson and Lora and spouse Amy; brothers, Foster and wife Patricia Nelson and Brian and wife Hye Hudson; grandparents, James and Donna Cavanah, of Sparta, Tennessee; niece, Paige Zerr; special nephews, Joseph and wife Courtney Baker, Raymond Nelson, David Nelson and Dewayne Murphy; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, great- nieces, and great-nephews.
Funeral service was 10 a.m., June 3, 2021, at Fountain Pentecostal Ministries, with Pastor Terrell Nelson officiating. Interment followed in Fountain Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Alton Boyette, Cecil “Buddy” Peoples, Gary Pitts, Calvin Anderson, Chris Cook, and Raymond Nelson.
Heritage Funeral Home, in Florida, was in charge of arrangements.