Samual Eugene “Geno” Nelson, 70, of Limestone, passed away Thursday.

Gene was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to so many.

He retired from truck driving of many long years on the open road.

He was preceded in death by parents: Troy and Mary Sue Nelson; and sons: Kenneth and Michael Nelson.

He is survived by his brother: Keith Nelson; his sister: Josie Hunt; mother of their children and special friend: Wanda Nelson; a son: Richard Nelson; daughters: Diane and Buddy Morgan, Barbara Lawson and Kris Walden, all of Knoxville, Tosha Wilson, of Oklahoma, and Doan Kimmons; grandchildren: Sylvia and Erik Musser, Sammy Nelson, Brandon and Crystal Nelson, Kenny Lawson, and Michael and Tiffany Lawson; five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Jeffers Funeral & Cremation Service, downtown. The funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. in Jeffers Downtown Chapel with the Rev. Johnathan Jones officiating.

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