Timothy Nelson
February 28, 1948 - November 1, 2020
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Timothy Jay Nelson, 72, died on November 1, 2020 with his loving wife and three sons at his bedside.  Tim the Toolman, as he was known to his family and close friends, was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa on February 28, 1948. Son of the late Glenn and Florence Warner Nelson, he grew up in…

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Susan Repko left a message on November 11, 2020:
Debbie and family, we were so sorry to learn of Tim's passing.  We send our deepest sympathy.  Susie and Doug Repko
Bob and Sharon Siebels left a message on November 7, 2020:
Debbie and Sons...Bob and I were so shocked and saddened to hear Dear Tim has passed. Although we’ve lost contact in the last few years, we never forgot Tim and all of you! We know how proud he was of all his family by the wonderful letters he did write at Christmas time. Tim was part of our Wedding party, so you know how much he meant to us! Til we meet again, RIP Dear Tim. And to you, Debbie and Sons, we send our love and deepest sympathy️ Bob and Sharon Siebels
Wayne/Judy Hanna left a message on November 5, 2020:
Debbie, Bryce, Ryan, and Derek, your family has meant so much to us over the years. Back in 1979 we returned from two years in Germany and moved next door to you guys. That was the beginning of our relationship. Since then all the kids have grown up and we parents have “matured”. Even in spite of all the changing and growing, you have remained dear to us. As a result, it only seems natural that today we mourn Tim’s passing with you and celebrate his heavenly arrival. May the peace of Christ Jesus cover you and fill your hearts today and always.
We love you.
Susan and Bill Linn left a message on November 5, 2020:
Debbie and boys, it's hard to begin. So many fun times we shared at Riverside high watching our boys grow and having so much fun together with their friends. I know Debbie your sons will take care of you because you brought them up caring for people. God bless all of you and love all of you. Susan and Bill Linn️
Regina ( Gina) Dryman Waltz left a message on November 5, 2020:
Debbie and all the family! You have my deepest sympathy! My best memories are Christmas at Grandaddy and Grandmother Dryman’s as a kid. I remember Tim and my Daddy (Uncle Punk) always picking and telling jokes! Tim is one of the Good ones!!! I know he got a fantastic welcoming!!! I’m blessed to be cousin’s with you all ! Y’all are in my thought and prayers ! Love to you all !!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Opie left a message on November 5, 2020:
It was such a shock to hear of Mr. Tim's passing. I can't express how sorry I am. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences. May the love of God give you peace and comfort during this tragic time. Please stay strong. 
Linda Baker left a message on November 5, 2020:
Dear Debbie and Sons,
I'm so very sorry to learn of Tim's passing. So many sweet memories of our times together have always been with me. 
God bless all of you. 
Linda Baker 
Jerry and Carol Johnson left a message on November 5, 2020:
Tim was one of the first guys I met at Clemson when I went back to college after the service. We were both Air Force vets and we immediately formed a special bond. After I got married, my wife, Carol, and Tim and Debbie became even closer as we went to classes. Our wives worked and Tim and I got our GI bill payment. We shared many evenings of hot dog dinners and pinochle games as that was all we could afford. We shared many things over the years including each of us having 3 outstanding sons, wonderful daughters-in-law, and even 7 grandchildren each. Many years later, Tim helped teach my wife Carol to play golf. She still remembers to "tik-tok "like a clock when putting. Unfortunately we won't be able to attend the Memorial service due to the virus situation. However, on Saturday night, as I watch the Clemson-Notre dame game from my Clemson themed "man-cave" ,I will lift a toast to Tim with a beer from the kegerator and say "GO TIGERS ". God bless and go in peace Tim. Jerry (The big man) and Carol Johnson.
JANICE M HARRISON left a message on November 5, 2020:
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Pat Maw left a message on November 4, 2020:
To my dear Debbie and family. I remember Tim as being a very kind and funny man. We send you our warmest thoughts and pray that comfort from the Lord will be yours in the coming days.
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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