Phillip Nelson

Phillip Nelson

Monday, September 19th, 1949 - Sunday, September 8th, 2019
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Phillip Edward Nelson, 69, of Holden, WV, was born September 19, 1949, at Logan, WV, a son of Mildred Daisey “Midge” Phillips Nelson of Chapmanville and the late Carl Edward Nelson. He departed this life on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at his residence.

Phil was a former self-employed coal operator and a Veteran of the US Air Force. Phil was a member of the 5&6 Holden Freewill Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time outdoors and especially spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Tammy Bryant.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Bumgarner) Nelson of Holden, daughter Stephanie Preston (Chuck) of Chapmanville, son Phillip David Nelson (Jeanine) of Logan; four Grandchildren, Hillary Workman (Ross) of Winfield, Hailey Nelson of Logan, Chase and Sara Preston of Chapmanville; one very special great granddaughter, Lilly Ann Workman of Winfield; several nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.

Services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 5&6 Holden Freewill Baptist Church at Holden, with Rev. Larry Light officiating. Friends may call from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm.

Online condolences may be left at

Akers-James Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    5 & 6 Holden Freewill Baptist Church
    Address Not Available
    Holden, WV 25625
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  • Service

    Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 2:00pm
    5 & 6 Holden Freewill Baptist Church
    Address Not Available
    Holden, WV 25625
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Gwen Butcher

Posted at 08:07pm
Carolyn, we are so sorry to hear of Phil's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you strength to get through the days ahead that will be very difficult. We will continue to pray for all of you and may God bless you. Peggy Motto & family.

Tammy Williamson

Posted at 08:05pm
We’re sending loving thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time.
Love, Bobby and Tammy Williamson


Posted at 07:26pm
My husband and I have spent some of the best times of our lives with Phil, Carolyn and their children. He was a kind, caring ,loving, and an extremely funny man. It is such a joy to have had him in our lives for over 50 years! We will love and miss you , but you will be in our hearts and memories forever! Nancy and Roland Belladonna

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Posted at 07:07pm
With deepest sympathy, Your MEM Family
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