was born in the shadow of The Alamo in San Antonio, TX on December 6, 1942 to William Nelson II and Dorothy (Cairns) and passed away in his home in Fenton, MO on September 21st at age 78 surrounded by his loving family. Bill’s ready smile, welcoming nature and willingness to talk to anyone and and everyone with that twinkle in his eye will be missed by all those whose lives he touched. He worked hard his entire life and provided for his family as a dispatcher for Famous-Barr and as your friendly, neighborhood Helpful Hardware Man. He is remembered fondly by his beloved wife of almost 55 years, Beverly (Casey); children, William Nelson IV and Becky Lugovsky (Steven), his brother, Robert Brown (Diane), nieces and nephews (Wendi, Anna, Bobby, Lauren) and their families, cousins, and friends. His passion for cars (namely classic) made him a walking encyclopedia on the subject with an unparalleled wealth of knowledge. You name the car; he knew it inside and out! He was a member of the Buick club and the National Impala Association. Bill and Bev spent a lot of time on the road together and Bill’s stories about cars and his life adventures entertained everyone who had the honor of hearing them. Bill was one of the truly good guys! His warmth, laughter, and love will be missed, but will live on in our memories.
Services will be held at Kutis Affton on Friday, September 24th, at 11:00 am with viewing from 9:00-11:00.
In lieu of flowers, the family would love for you to make a donation in Bill’s honor to your favorite charity. Thank you.