Robert E. Nelson

Robert E. Nelson

October 22, 1930 - December 17, 2020

Robert E. Nelson, age 90, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020.

Robert, better known as Bobby, was born October 22, 1930, in Wilton, Kentucky, to the late Ernest Trey and Rosa Sexton Nelson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his three-year-old son, David, and by his devoted wife of 65 years, Dorothy “Dot.”

Bobby is survived by three children: daughter, Barbara Peace (Warren) of Roanoke, VA; daughter, Debra Reynolds (Vernon) of Corbin, KY; and son, Danny Nelson of Barbourville, KY; five grandchildren: Richard Reynolds, Crista Peace, Robert Reynolds, Ashley Peace, and Kadi Jordan; and six great grandchildren: Ashton Reynolds, Danni Beth Jordan, Gavin Jordan, Zachary Reynolds, and Rossi and Remi Riley.

Bobby was a retired coal miner, farmer, musician, avid small game hunter, and fisherman. He will be greatly missed by his loving family.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, December 20, 2020, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with James Hodge and Vernon Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12 – 2 P.M. Sunday at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.

  • David E Smith
    Posted at 02:54h, 20 December Reply

    Please accept our condolences. Bobby was a dear friend of my father(Edwin Smith)

  • David E.Jones
    Posted at 13:06h, 20 December Reply

    Sorry to hear about Mr. Nelson passing away . My thoughts and prayers are with you all. David E. Jones

  • Darrell & Brenda Meadors
    Posted at 13:09h, 20 December Reply

    We are so sorry to hear about your dad

  • Sherman Gibbs
    Posted at 00:34h, 21 December Reply

    Barbara, sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Hello to you and to Warren, too.

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