It is with great sadness that the Nelson family announces the unexpected death of William (Bill) Nelson at the age of 54. He passed on March 26, with his wife, Debra, by his side. William was born on April 13, 1966 in Merced, California. Bill graduated from Merced High School and got his Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel/Restaurant Administration from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Bill married Debra on May 28, 1988.
They have two children Mariya (Merced) and Michael (Georgia) and two grandchildren, Alexander (6) and Oakley (4). Bill was a local business owner before retiring. He also spent time coaching youth football. Bill loved spending time watching his kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews playing their sports. Bill loved his vegetable garden and he loved traveling and spending time with his friends in Las Vegas.
Bill is survived by his wife, Debra, his two children and their spouses (Quentin and Melanie), two grandchildren, his brother, Sam Nelson (New York) and his sister, Sonja Gold (Texas). He was preceded in death by his parents, Larry and Rose Nelson.
Celebration of Life will be held at Ivers and Alcorn Funeral Home in Atwater on Tuesday, April 6, at 1:00pm. Please dress casual in your favorite sports teams, if you have one.
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