Edward Andrew Nelson, Sr., of Pine Bluff, died Thursday, December 19, 2019.

Edward Andrew Nelson, Sr., of Pine Bluff, died Thursday, December 19, 2019.

He was born November 7, 1939 in Hot Springs, son of John Henry Nelson and Viola Nelson.

Mr. Nelson was reared and received his early education in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High School in 1958. He served in the Army National Guard during the Vietnam War.

He was a locomotive engineer for the Cotton Belt Railroad.

Mr. Nelson was a member of White Hall United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Hank Nelson; and two sisters, Anna Mae Garner and Katie Woodfield.

Survivors include his two sons, Andy Nelson (Melissia) of Woodlawn and Lane Nelson of Pine Bluff; mother of his children, Pam Reed; three grandchildren, Laynie Kate Rogers, Brooke Smith and Dusty Williams; four great-grandchildren and one on the way.

A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 23, 2019 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son with Reverend Allen Crum officiating. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Robinson’s.

Memorials may be made to White Hall United Methodist Church, PO Box 20880, White Hall, Arkansas 71612.

Online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com