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Roy Gene Nelson

Roy Gene Nelson, 85, of Moscow Mills, MO, passed away on January 14, 2024.

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Roy was born on February 10, 1938, in Montauk, MO, the son of Amos Nelson and Winnie Nelson (née DePriest). He proudly served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time in his garage tinkering and working on different projects.

He is survived by his daughter, Betty J. Nelson of Moscow Mills, MO; son-in-law, David Killian of St. Peters, MO; sister, Jessie (Eugene) Watkins of Salem, MO; three grandchildren, Angela, David (Val), Josh (Jennifer); ten great-grandchildren, Taylor, Liberty, Dominic, Destiny, Noah, Andrew, Emily, Rachel, Autumn, and Lacy.

Roy was preceded in death by his father, Amos Nelson; mother, Winnie Nelson (née DePriest); wife, Bessie Joan Nelson (née Higgins); daughter, Debbie Killian; brother, Jewel Nelson; sister, Kathleen Lewis; two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Lauren.

Roy loved his family and spending time with them. He will be dearly missed.

In honor of Roy, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

No services will be held at this time. 

Obituary provided by Pitman Funeral Home, Wentzville, Missouri (pitmanfuneralhome.com.)