Robert “Bob” Nelson


Robert “Bob” Nelson 88, of Russellville, passed suddenly at his residence on Tuesday afternoon August 1, 2017. Bob was born on April 29, 1929 at Greencastle to David M. “Bill” and Grace “Fowler” Nelson.

He graduated from Greencastle High School. He was a member of the Russellville Community Church. Bob retired from North Putnam High School in 1999 after 13 years as a custodian. He also work in Grain sales, and was a logger for several years, helping to log the area which is now Raccoon Lake. He loved fishing, gardening, flowers, attending horse pulls, one of his proudest moments was when he won the horse pull at the Putnam County Fair in 1948, and his dog Lucky. His most favorite hobby was aggravating his wife Linda. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

On January 28, 1951 he married Linda Kay Cox at Jamestown and she survives. Other survivors include his children Debra “Bill” Ireland of Crawfordsville, Sheri “Terry” Franklin of Roachdale, two sons Daniel Nelson of Williamsport, David “Jennifer” Nelson of Russellville, 14 Grandchildren, 23 Great Grandchildren and one sister Betty Jean “Robert” Perkins of Greencastle. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Gary Nelson in 2010 and one sister Evelyn Shaughnessy.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday August 5, 2017 at Russellville Community Church at 4:00 P.M. with Pastor Alan Small officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 P.M. with the service to follow. Memorials to honor Robert may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the church

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9 thoughts on “Robert “Bob” Nelson

  • Connie Brown

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Bob was a great man. God has gained a good one. Our hearts ache with you. Love and hugs Mark and Connie Brown

  • Tom Boehning

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you all peace and joy given that you know he is with our heavenly father. Our prayers are with you.

  • Mary Wright

    Larry Fletcher and I are thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Prayers for strength. We will be thinking of you.
    Mary Wright

  • David Clifford

    I have many memories of my friend Bob Nelson. I knew Bob from his working at the high school and the elevator in Bainbridge. His son Danny aka : Freddie Beaver, was one of my best friends I had in high school. My favorite memory of Bob was the joke he pulled on me with Danny’s help, saying he had just made a big pot of homemade stew. I tried some and commented that this is really good stew. Bob told me how he peeled all the potatoes & carrots how long it took him to simmer all the ingredients to make it taste just right. I swallowed the story and the stew hook line and sinker. A little later after hearing me carry on on how unbelievable this stew is, Bob and Danny burst into laughter and told me it was Dinty Moore stew from a can. LOL never forgot that one.

    My thoughts and Prayers are with Linda (who was GREAT at taking care of all of us during our Athletic day at North Putnam) and her wonderful family. God Bless.

  • Ruth Ann Newnum

    Linda, I hope you see this as I was just looking on line and saw you have lost your husband. I am so sorry and hope you are doing well as expected. If you are ever in Greencastle, please give me a call on my cell 317-432-1586, You will be in my prayers.