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Gary E. Nelson

August 22, 1947 ~ May 11, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old


Gary E. Nelson, 75 of Zanesville passed away 1:30 AM Thursday, May 11, 2023 at the Adams Lane Care Center following a 2 year illness.
He was born August 22, 1947 in Zanesville, Ohio the son of Carl C. Nelson and Julia M. Pierce Nelson.
Gary was a Vietnam War Army Veteran and was employed as a group leader at Owens Corning Fiberglass, Newark Ohio after 30 years plus service, retiring in 2002. He enjoyed being outside, traveling, dancing & singing karaoke.
He is survived by his wife, Sherilyn Kay Fry Nelson whom he married August 15, 1970; three children, Carl W. Nelson, Aaron S. Nelson & Uylonda Nelson; Two grandchildren, Jeffrey Smith & Angel (Justin) King Moore; three great grandchildren, Centric Bookless, Kipley Moore & Shalin Rose Moore; numerous Aunts, Uncles, in-laws, cousins and friends. In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Shalin Rose King.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Monday, May 15, 2023 with funeral service at 1:00 PM Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at the Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home. Burial with Military Honors will conclude at the Greenwood Cemetery.
The Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home, 2318 Maple Ave. Zanesville is in charge of the arrangements. To share memories and condolences with Gary’s family please click on the Tribute Wall tab on this page.

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May 15, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home
2318 Maple Ave
Zanesville, OH 43701

May 16, 2023

1:00 PM
Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home
2318 Maple Ave
Zanesville, OH 43701


Greenwood Cemetery
1413 Greenwood Ave.
Zanesville, OH

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