Mr. Robert Eugene Nelson was born October 14, 1948 in Waycross (Ware County), Georgia to the late Samuel Nelson Sr. and Juanita Jones Nelson.
He received his formal education from the Waycross Public School System and attended Center High School. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he received an honorable discharge. Robert worked at memorial Regional Medical center for several years before obtaining employment with the City of Waycross Water Department as a heavy equipment operator. He later worked at the Water Waste Department for ten years.
While on his journey through life he was joined in holy matrimony to Maxine Chapple.
Robert was known around his neighborhood and among family and friends as Mr. Fix-it. It was known that he could fix mosly anything. If he had a problem he would go to his books or the computer to find out whatwas the problem and then would fix it.
On Wednesday, August 5, 2020 he departed this life after a brief illness. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three siblings, Samuel Nelson Jr., Maudine Staten and Joann Hayes.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of thirty-five years, Maxine Chapple Nelson; a daughter, Minster Roshanda L. denson (Bruce) of Madison, Fl.; a son, Phillip Nelson (Jenifer) of Greenville, Fl.; three step children whom he helped raised, John E. Fantroyal (Bernette) of Conyers, Ga., Colette V. Fantroyal (Royce) and Victor L. Fantroyal (Angie) both of Jacksonville, Fl.; two grandchildren he raised, Monique K. Fantroyal and Jarrell M. Fantroyal both of Waycross, Ga.; a special great great grandchild, Destin s. Grady of Waycross; eight other grandchildren, great grandchildren; nephew, Jeffery Nelson (Sabrina) of Waycross; brothers-in-law Chines Lee Chapple Jr. (Cathy) and Marivin Chapple (Sabra) both
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