Robert Eugene ‘Chip’ Nelson

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Robert Eugene “Chip” Nelson, 40, passed away suddenly Friday, March 23, 2012, in University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville.

He was a graduate of Harriman High School. He was a forklift operator with Dana Corp. of Crossville.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Angela Michelle Nelson; and his grandparents, Eugene and Pauline Tate and Robert and Mary Nelson Kirkland.

He is survived by his parents, Robert and Sandra Nelson, Rockwood; a brother, Bill Nelson (Sarah), Kingston; a niece, Angela Nelson, Kingston; a nephew, Noah Nelson, Kingston; three aunts, Barbara Jones, Rockwood, Ruth Jacobs (Owen), Annondale, Va., and Joyce Fitzgerald (Curtis), Kingston; and two uncles, Jerry Tate (Viola), Harriman, and Gary Tate (Linda), Wartburg.

Visitation services were from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 25, in Evans Mortuary chapel, Rockwood. Graveside service was Monday, March 26, at Oak Grove Cemetery, Rockwood, with the Rev. Ben Whittenbarger officiating.

An online register is available at www.evansmortuary.biz.