Nelson, Sidney Hascue

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nelson sidney hascueSidney Hascue Nelson, 86, of Radford, died on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. He was retired from Hercules with 36 years of service where he was a motor winder and electrician. He proudly served in the U. S. Navy during WWII on the mighty Tisdale, a destroyer escort, and was a member of VFW Post 776. He was also a member of Central United Methodist Church and the local Virginia May Masonic Lodge 38 A.F. & A.M.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick H. and Monnie Starnes Nelson and wife of 61 years, Beth Carlson Nelson.

Left to treasure his memory are three daughters and sons-in-law, Judy Nelson, of Dublin, Jeanie and Mike Anderson, of Radford, and Betty and Dave Whitley, of Radford; four grandchildren and their spouses, Sydney and Mark Price, of Radford, Jon and Jennifer Anderson of, Advance, N.C., Travis and Christina Whitley, of Purcellville, and Carter Whitley and Morgan Carpenter, of Radford; two great-grandchildren, Sawyer Lawson and Olivia Beth Lawson, and faithful feline companion, Simon, who just doesn’t understand.

A celebration of the lives and marriage of Sidney and Beth will be held Sunday, Jan.15, 2012, at their home at 6800 Viscoe Road in Fairlawn between the hours of 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Beth Nelson Scholarship Fund at Radford University, the Pulaski County Humane Society or Radford Pound Pals.

If the weather is questionable, please call the funeral home for alternative plans.

The Nelson family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.