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Burley "Jake" Nelson

February 9, 1937 — December 6, 2020


Burley “Jake” Nelson, age 83, of Laneville, WV died at home on December 6, 2020. He was born February 09, 1937 in Laneville, WV; a son to the late Edgar E. and Nela C. (Huffman) Nelson.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Lou (Cooper) Nelson, whom he married on December 21, 1960. Also surviving are three sons, Harvey Nelson, Laneville, WV, Gary Nelson, Sr., and wife Tina, Stringtown, WV, and Anthony Nelson, Laneville, WV, three daughters, Barbara Mayor, Laneville, Christina Gorman, Ohio, and Carolyn Sue Witteman and husband Tom, Ohio, two brothers, Billy Joe Nelson, Laneville, WV, and Jim Nelson, Stringtown, WV, three sisters, Mary Smith and husband Ron, North Carolina, Doris Evans and partner Juan, North Carolina, and Joanne Huffman and husband Clyde, Elkins, WV, nine grandchildren, Timothy, Ashley, Gary Jr., Lance, Kevin, Penny, Adam, Michael, and Lucas, seven great-grandchildren, Jaiden, Aubrey, Malachi, Gabriel, Keira, Kadyan, and Aizley,  and a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Rosco, Donald, and Roy E. Nelson, one sister, Betty Jean Kimble, one son, Timothy Nelson, and two sons-in-law, Mike Gorman and Donald Mayor.

Jake was a 49-year member of International Union of Operating Engineers, Local#132. He enjoyed farming and watching NASCAR. He loved his antique cars.

Friends will be received at Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home, Thursday, Dec. 10, from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Interment will follow at a later date in the Nelson Family Cemetery. Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home is honored to be of service to the Nelson family at this time.

Face masks and social distancing are required and, if you or a family member are feeling ill, we ask that you stay home and visit with the family at a later time.

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home

567 Thomas Ave, Davis, WV 26260

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