Robert A. Nelson age 81, of Monticello, Kentucky passed from this life Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Hicks Golden Years Nursing Home in Monticello. 

Robert was born January 26, 1939 to the late Lester Ward Nelson and Dorothy Ann Himes Nelson in Ligonier, Indiana.  

He attended First Church of the Nazarene of Monticello and a Pastor for 32 years, 10 years serving as an Elder and then Deacon at Mill Springs Christian Church. Robert was saved in 1969 and went to Bible College for 2 years. He ministered for 40 years, Air Force Veteran serving from 1957 to 1961 and 8 years in the National Guard. He loved to read, never met a stranger and loved to make people smile.  

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Dorothy Nelson, brothers, Larry Nelson, Donald Nelson and sister, Sharon Key. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Sherrill Nelson, sons, Les Nelson (Sherry Lynn) of Franklin, IN, Roger Nelson of Monticello, daughters, Sherry Ferrell of Monticello, Ann Moncrief (Brandon) of Olive Branch, MS, Miss Brandi Nelson of Franklin, IN, grandchildren, Jenny Rogers (Ryan), Bob Lee (Courtney), Samantha Nelson, great-grandchildren, Raegan and Rhys Rogers, Kelsey Lee, Bruce Lee and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. 

Visitation will be held Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 10 to 11 A.M. at First Church of Nazarene in Monticello, Ky, with a funeral service to begin at 11 A.M. at the Church with Pastor Kevin Murphy officiating.  

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Robert A. Nelson.