Allen Ricky Nelson, 66, died Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst, NC. 


Ricky was a native of Moore County and a graduate of North Moore High School.  Ricky was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend.  He worked as a Automotive Technician, retiring from Nelson Tire and Automotive.   In his younger years, Ricky enjoyed trips to the mountains, especially when riding his motorcycle.  He liked watching western movies, football and NASCAR. Ricky also was a fan of a good meal at Outback.   Family was very important and anytime spent with them was special. Ricky was a son of the late Dewitt Lee Nelson and was preceded in death by brother in law: Kenneth Lambert; brothers: Dale Nelson, Dewitt Nelson, Jr.


Ricky is survived by his mother: Joyce Nelson; siblings:  Keith Nelson and wife Vanlene, Randy Nelson and wife Elizabeth, Cindy Lambert, Chad Nelson and wife Audrey; many nieces, nephews and friends. 


Graveside Memorial service will be 1:00 PM, Wednesday March 3, 2021 at Bethesda Cemetery, Aberdeen, NC.


 Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Nelson family.


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  1. Ricky was such a gentle soul. May he Rest In Peace and may our Lord be with his family during this sad time. Love and prayers for you all.

  2. Mrs. Nelson. Keith, Randy, Chad and family,
    Kim and I are grieved by your loss of Ricky. He was always kind and friendly to us especially my dad as was your father. May God cradle you all in His loving arms in your grief and in the days to come. God bless. We love you. Bruce and Kim

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