Lance Cpl. Nelson’s services setPublished 4:40pm Monday, August 22, 2011
Family members of the late Lance Cpl. Travis Nelson are preparing to receive their loved one in preparation for services set to honor the fallen soldier.
Nelson, who was killed Aug. 18 while on duty in Afghanistan, will return to Pensacola, Fla., Wednesday where his family is expected to meet the flight bringing him home.
Nelson will be transported to Petty Eastside Chapel in Atmore and remain until services Friday.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Atmore on South Main Street.
Nelson, a native of Orlando, Fla., and a resident of Bratt for the past eight years, is a veterans of the U.S. Marine Corps, a member of the Young Marines of Pensacola for four years, a member of the Pace High School NJROTC and the Baptist church. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Morris W. Nelson, Daniel Sanspree and a great-grandmother, Gladys Brunson.
He is survived by his parents, Scott and Beckie Sanspree Nelson of Bratt; a brother, Daniel (Melissa) Nelson of Century, Fla.; a half-brother, Chandler Case of Daphne; two sisters, Jenna (Kevin McCall) Nelson of Brewton and Anna Nelson of Bratt; his grandmothers, Anna Sanspree of Atmore; and Louise Nelson of East Brewton; and a number of aunts and uncles.
Burial will follow Friday’s services at Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore. Chaplain Lt. Commander Jeffrey Bornemann and the Rev. George Weaver will officiate the services with military honors.