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Charles C. "Busty" Nelson

March 13, 1932 November 2, 2018
Charles C. "Busty" Nelson
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Obituary for Charles C. "Busty" Nelson

Charles C. "Busty" Nelson, 86, lifetime resident of Oxford, passed away Friday, November 2, 2018 at home.

He was the husband of Anna Mae Schofield Nelson with whom he shared 65 years of marriage.

Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late Lewis and Mary Carroll Nelson.

Charles graduated from Oxford Area High School, Class of 1948 and from Stevens Trade School in 1950.

Charles served in the US Army 3rd Calvary 7th Armored Division in the Korean War from 1954-1955, achieving the rank of Corporal.

He was employed as an auto and diesel mechanic.

Charles was active in his community belonging to numerous organizations. Charles was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Honorary Active member of Union Fire Company No. 1 for 68 years serving as Lieutenant and Chief Engineer for numerous years, Lifetime member of Westwood Fire Co., Coatesville, lifetime member of Ocklokonee Tribe #212 Improved Order of Redmen, and an Honorary life member of Parkesburg Fire Company No. 1. He also served as Scout Master for Troop 13 and Pack Master for Cub Scout Troop 213 both of Oxford.

Charles enjoyed camping, the outdoors, serving his community and especially enjoyed spending time with friends and family.

He is survived by three sons, Jerry Nelson (Bonnie), Michael Nelson (Laurie) and David Nelson (Barbara) all of Oxford; five grandchildren, Richard Nelson, Monica Guss, Karen Hensel, Bridgett Nelson and Kevin Nelson; nineteen great-grandchildren; and one sister, Margaret Rice of Philadelphia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Nelson and sister, Elizabeth Wallace.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Sacred Heart Church, 203 Church Rd., Oxford, where friends and family may visit from 10 – 10: 45 am

Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Union Fire Co., No. 1, 315 Market St., Oxford, PA 19363.
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Oxford, PA.
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11:00 AM 11/10/2018 11:00:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church

203 Church Road
Oxford, Pennsylvania 19363

Visitation from 10 - 10:45 am

Sacred Heart Church
203 Church Road Oxford 19363 Pennsylvania
United States

Cemetery Details


Oxford Cemetery Final Resting Place

220 North Third Street
Oxford, Pennsylvania 19363

220 North Third Street Oxford 19363 Pennsylvania
United States

Memorial Contribution

Union Fire Co. #1

315 Market St.
Oxford, PA 19363

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