William Henry Nelson ’42

William Henry Nelson ’42 of Mooresville, N.C., died November 21, 2006. He was retired from the Mooresville Post Office as a city and a rural letter carrier. He was the owner and founder of Nelson Nursery in Mooresville for over fifty years. He was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran serving in the European Theater, where he received the Bronze Star. He was a member of the Broad Street Methodist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher, for the young adults class and also served on the administrative board. He was past president of the Mooresville Kiwanis, past president of the N.C. Association of Nurserymen, where he received the D.S. Copeland Award, and past president of the Piedmont Association of Nurserymen. He received an Honorary Lifetime Membership form the N.C. Association of Nurserymen. Survivors include his wife of sixty-one years, Nadine Nance Nelson, P.O. Box 402, Mooresville, N.C.28115; sons, Brian Nelson, Terrell, N.C., Warren W. Nelson, Mooresville, and Dr. Randy F. Nelson, a faculty member at DavidsonCollege; brother, Dr. Robert A. Nelson; grandchildren, Miles Franklin Nelson, Ian Randall Nelson ’02, and Mathew Jamison Nelson.