Charlie M. Nelson

October 9, 1958 ~ March 1, 2019 (age 60)

For Immediate Release:


CHARLIE MICHAEL NELSON was BORN ON OCTOBER  9, 1958 at USAF Hospital, Westover AFB, Chicopee, Mass to Michael Kenneth Nelson and Louise Marcelle (Vasseur) Nelson and died on MARCH 1 2019 at 60 years of age. 

From his youth Charlie was a sunbeam who brought instant smiles to those around him.  He was, without doubt, the “life of the party” and a lifetime friend of countless admirers.

One of those rare individuals who was able to follow his innermost desires. Charlie was a jack of all trades and master of all that he undertook.  At an early age Charlie was captivated by powerful engines that roar and far-off places, so he took to the road to see the world in an 18-wheeler that he purportedly handled as deftly as the finest automobile. 

But, somehow, for reasons still unknown, Charlie did an about-face and became fascinated with hair.  Thereafter, he became a cosmetologist and a sought-after hair stylist for more than 20 years.  After that, he accepted an invitation to join Chem Lawn where he quickly became a corporate manager.  All the while, on the side, he burnished his skills as a master welder before answering his real life’s “calling” when he moved to sales, first, in insurance and secondly, in water conditioning where he was named as one of the top 25 sales persons in the United States. 

Charlie had that same enthusiasm in his personal life.  He loved the Gators, boating, jet skis, fishing, motorcycles, 4 wheelers and Mercedes automobiles.  He had five of them.  Surely, if Charlie had a daughter, he would have named her “Mercedes”. 

Charlie was preceeded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his, loving wife, Elsie Nietes (Janagap) Nelson, his three sons and their spouses:

Jacob Ludger and Vicky
Michael Kenneth and Ciara
Charles Daniel and Courtney

He is also survived by his grandchildren: Raelyn, Jacob Jr, Micara, Luke, Vincent and Jason.

Charlie’s funeral is set for Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church 110 McMullen Booth Rd. Clearwater, FL 33759.  Tel: (727)-441-1581. 

 The order of services will be:

 9 am-10 am open- casket viewing.

10 am-11 am prayer service with voluntary testimonials.  Attendees will be invited to share their personal memories and tributes to Charlie during this time.

11 am-12 pm the funeral service with Pastor Mike Hasha presiding.

12 pm-1 pm luncheon at the church.  Elsie and the family sincerely invite all of Charlie’s friend’s and loved ones to join them for this special meal.


In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church.

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