Richard L. Nelson, 71, a resident of Elkins, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
He was born Jan. 5, 1941, at Elkins, a son of the late Mary Armentrout Bowers, who resided at Franklin.
Richard was raised at Franklin and graduated from Franklin High School in 1958 and from Morgantown Business College in 1959. He worked in the Pendleton County USDA-ASC Office from February 1960 until May 1969, when he transferred to the USDA-ASC personnel office in Washington, D.C. In August 1971, he accepted a position with the District of Columbia personnel office where he was employed until he received early retirement Nov. 30, 1994. In May 1995, he moved to Elkins where he currently resided.
Surviving are an uncle, William S. Armentrout of Elkins; and several cousins including, Timothy Armentrout and wife, Joyce, and Amy of Summersville, Katelyn Walkup and husband, Jon, of Ohio, and Mark Armentrout of Centreville, Va.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one brother, William Reed Bowers; and one cousin, Teresa Armentrout.
Richard's request for cremation has been honored. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until noon Saturday, Nov. 24, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A memorial service will be conducted at noon Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Hollis G. Dodge officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, WV 26250, in memory of Richard. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Richard L. Nelson. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.