Wade Vollie Nelon, age 69, husband of Vickie Merrell Nelon of Mill Spring, passed away Friday November 17, 2017.
Wade was a native of Rutherford County. He was one of 12 children born to the late Rufus Wilkebell Nelon and Annie Mae Conner Nelon and owner of Wade Nelon Sanitation Services. He was an accomplished hunter and outdoorsman.
His family was the center of Wade's life. He and his wife Vickie were blessed with 8 children; Angela Wilson and husband Ricky of Sunnyview, Scott Nelon and wife Stephanie of Lake Lure, Vanessa Pruitt and husband Tim of Lake Lure, Erin Nelson of Hendersonville, Eric Nelon and wife Tammie of Columbus, Michael Nelon and wife Anna of Lake Lure, Samantha Ledford and husband Ben of Cedar Creek and the late Rosa Nicole Nelon. In addition to his wife and children Wade leaves behind 14 Grandchildren; two great grandchildren and three sisters Mary Jane Melton of Lake Lure, Sarah Lawter of Bat Cave and Myrtle Searcy of Asheville. Several brothers and sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services were conducted at Cane Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Lake Lure, with the Rev. Ansel Pace and Rev. Paul Nelon officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Crowe's Mortuary is assisting the family.