Richard A. Nelson

Richard A. Nelson, 77, of Fort Smith, passed away, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 in Fort Smith. He was born March 31, 1936 in Missouri to Buddy Lonzo and Lottie Rachel McCammon Nelson.

He was a retired plumber and enjoyed fishing, playing poker, and spending time with his family, but most of all he lived life.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dean Nelson.

A graveside service was held Monday Aug. 19, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.

He is survived by two daughters, Sherry Parker and husband Greg of Greenwood, and Rhonda Nelson of Bull Head City, Ariz.; one son, Rick Nelson and wife Angie of Booneville; two sisters, Phyllis Godfrey of Charleston, and Clara Luther of Booneville; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Jessie Ryles, Brad Lee Ryles, Curtis Showen, Jimbo Showen, Lacy Topham, Brandon Price and Derrick Nelson.