Rick Nelson passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at home surrounded by family after battling kidney cancer. He was 52 years old.
Beloved husband of Kathy Nelson, loving father of Joanna and Rachel; dear son of the late Ray Nelson and Joan Williams; brother of Ray Gilbert (Joyce) Nelson, Robert (Rita) Nelson and Richard (Angela) Foster; dear uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to many.
Rick graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He continued his education and received an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rice University. Rick was a 28-year employee of Pfizer Corporation where he leaves many friends. He was also an active member of Manchester United Methodist Church and Cool Dell Swim and Tennis Club. Rick enjoyed carpentry, camping and travel and was extremely generous with his time and talents. His fun-loving spirit will be missed by many.