HOPE MILLS, N.C. — Dennis O. Nelson Sr., 69, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013, in Cape Fear Valley Hospital.
Dennis was born in Rawlings on June 18, 1943, to the late George O. and Pauline R. Nelson.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved to travel, cook, build and take on remodeling projects. It brought him much joy to help others and he enjoyed catering and preparing meals for the homeless. He was a member of Epicenter Church Assembly of God and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Mary Sue “Susie” Nelson, of Hope Mills; three children, Dennis O. Nelson Jr., of Fayetteville, Rhonna Reinhold, of Fayetteville and Rhea Castro and husband Frankie Castro, of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Inez Baker, of Shelby, N.C.; two stepchildren, Jennifer Renee’ Talbert and husband Jerry Talbert, of Hope Mills and Jimmy Rorschach Jr., of Raleigh, N.C.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lafayette Funeral Home, 6651 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Center, 913 Person St., Fayetteville, NC 28301.
Arrangements for the family are in the care of LaFayette Funeral Home, 6651 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304.
Online condolences may be made at www.lafayettefh.com.