Danny Michael Nelson

Danny Michael Nelson

May 18, 1958 - August 9, 2022


Mr. Danny Michael Nelson, age 64, of Barbourville, Kentucky, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at the Barbourville ARH Hospital.  He was the son of the late Robert “Bobby” Nelson and Dorothy “Dottie” Gregory Nelson, born to them on May 18, 1958, in Whitley County, Kentucky.

Danny was a valuable and longtime dedicated employee of 25 years at Hinkle Contracting.  He enjoyed being outdoors, participating in car shows, and trail riding, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, David Nelson.

Left to mourn his passing include his loving daughter, Kadi Jordan (Justin) of Barbourville; two cherished grandchildren: Danni Beth Jordan and Gavin Jordan; two sisters: Barbara Peace (Warren) of Fincastle, Virginia, and Deborah Reynolds (Vernon) of Corbin, Kentucky; two nephews: Richard (Tara) Reynolds and Robert (Megan) Reynolds; two nieces: Crista Peace and Ashley Peace; two great nephews: Ashton Reynolds and Zachary Reynolds; and two great nieces: Rossi Riley and Remi Riley, along with many other dear friends and family.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, August 14, 2022, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with James Hodge and John Laws officiating.  Burial will follow in Liberty Church Cemetery.  Casket bearers include some of his closest friends: Randy Buchanan, Shane Jacobs, John Evans, Scott Parrott, Mitchell Buchanan, Sam Buchanan, and Ashton Reynolds.  Honorary pallbearers are members of his Hinkle family with whom he worked daily: Randy Mahan, Kevin Nelson, Jimmy Harding, Roger Powers, Michael Yancy, Bryan Johnston, Henry Goley, Adam Watson, Clark Susong, and Robbie Lickliter.

The family will receive friends Saturday, August 13, 2022, at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.



  • Tracey Gambrel
    Posted at 21:24h, 11 August Reply

    Oh Kadi . I am so unbelievably sorry, you were definitely his shining star. His true pride and joy!! He was always so quick to bring you to see us every time we were down there. He was so generous with his time with you even though we knew he probably didn’t want to. But he was kind like that. I love you sweetie ♥️ Love,

  • Heather Reynolds
    Posted at 22:30h, 11 August Reply

    Danny was always such a sweet man! He always had a smile on his face! We always looked forward to his chicken wings!! My heart aches for everyone! You all are in my thoughts & prayers!

  • B.J. Baker
    Posted at 16:33h, 12 August Reply

    Danny was one of the kindest guys I’ve ever had the opportunity to know. He would have gave you the shirt off his back if you needed it and then helped you put it on. He will truly be missed by a lot of people. I’m glad I was blessed with the opportunity to call him my brother-in-law.

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