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John Robert Nelson

GLASGOW – John Robert “Johnny” Nelson, 77, passed away Monday, February 26, 2024. Johnny was born November 6, 1946, in Glasgow to the late Ruth Rush Nelson and John Uri Nelson.

After graduating from Glasgow High School in 1966, Johnny served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Shreveport, Louisiana until 1970. He then began a career with the U.S. Postal Service that would last until his retirement thirty-five years later. Johnny was a proud member of the Glasgow High School football team and remained a staunch supporter throughout the years.

Johnny’s reputation as an avid hunter and fisherman was unsurpassed. Perhaps no one was more pleased to hear of Johnny’s passing than the local fish and wildlife population. He always knew when the stripe were running, and he spent countless hours telling lies and preparing for deer season with his close friends at Camp Nelson in Metcalfe County. Those fortunate enough to participate in the Opening Day meal at Camp Nelson were certain to never forget.

Johnny is survived by his loving wife of fifty-six years, Brenda Duvall Nelson; one son, Jay Nelson (Ruth); one daughter, Melissa Stone (Wade); three grandchildren, Nelson Stone, Nicholas Stone, and Samantha Stone; mother-in-law, Rohena Duvall; brothers and sisters-in-law, Freddy Duvall, Ricky and Rita Duvall, Mike and Billie Joe Duvall, Patty Cates; and many nieces and nephews; one brother, Joe.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any wildlife conservation organization or to the Joe Biden Presidential Campaign.

Visitation will be 12 PM – 4 PM on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home in Glasgow. Please share your condolences with the family at

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