Lawrence Curtis Nielsen, Jr. 80, of Athens and formerly of Vicksburg, Mississippi, died Saturday, May 26, 2018 at NHC of Athens.
He was a native of Crowville, LA and was a son of the late Lawrence Curtis, Sr. and Frances Allen Nielsen. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Maxine Uzzle, Vivian Sturdivant and Elaine Brent.
He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church , was a lay preacher and a member of the Gideon's. He owned and operated Mobile Home Service Company in Vicksburg, Mississippi for 20 years where he installed and serviced Heating and Air Conditioning Systems.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Frances Hart Nielsen; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathi and Harold (Chuck) Jackson all of Athens; two grandchildren and their spouses, Kimberly and Dub Wigley and Jason and Heather Jackson; two great-grandchildren, Madyson Wigley and Sean Jackson; and one sister, Ellen Armstrong of Vicksburg, MS; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Elmer and Roberta Nielsen and Faye Nielsen all of Vicksburg, MS; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted, 11:30 am, Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in Cedar Grove Cemetery with Rev. Larry Arwood officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral homer from 10:00-11:00 am prior to the service.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Baker, George Connors, Paul Arnett and Dave Mason.
The family suggests memorials be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 218 Canal Street, Athens, TN 37303.