George Patton Nelson Jr.

Born in Nashville, TN on January 7, 1959

Departed on April 18, 2008 and resided in Nashville, TN

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NELSON, George "Pat" Patton, 49, of Nashville. Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. Visitation hours will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23. Burial will be in Harpeth Hills Memorial Gardens. Nelson joined the Tom James Company, a clothier for business professionals, for more than twenty years. He enjoyed and appreciated the numerous friendships among his extensive clientele. One of General George S. Patton's descendants, Nelson had family roots in Davidson and Dyer Counties. While attending Middle Tennessee State University, he joined the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He also met and married Roxanne Hall in 1980. He was an avid student of history and politics, proud of his wife's and sons' accomplishments, fond of his dogs and grilling, was witty, and enjoyed collaborating with wife and friends on home design projects. He was actively involved in his sons' educations at Montgomery Bell Academy. His favorite benefits included St. Jude's Hospital, Salvation Army, and the Rescue Mission. Survivors include wife Roxanne and sons Patton and Houston Nelson; aunt Opal Phillips, uncle Ralph Phillips, and cousins Beth Mitchell, Phillip Mitchell, and Kristen Mitchell in Dyer County.
Memorial donations may be sent to the aforementioned local charities.
HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 9090 HWY 100, 615 646-9292. www.harpethhills.com

6 Comments to George Patton Nelson Jr.

  1. Mike Smiley
    April 22, 2008 12:00 am

    Pat was a very good friend of mine in my teen, high school and college years, I am very sorry to learn of his passing. We used to play at his house and even went through scouting as elementary kids. He will be missed

  2. Rick Clarke
    April 22, 2008 12:00 am

    I am very sorry to learn of his passing. He will be missed.

  3. Lisa F. Cummins
    April 23, 2008 12:00 am

    It was an honor to work with Pat at Tom James Company for over 20 years. He was a wonderful co-worker and friend. I will always remember his smiling face and great sense of humor. There is definitely a missing link in the Tom James Family. He will always have a special place in our hearts.

    Roxanne, Patton and Houston, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you strength during the days to come.

  4. John and Davida Hollingsworth
    April 23, 2008 12:00 am

    To Opal and Ralph

    We are very surprised and sorry to learn of the passing of George. We remember the pride and joy of the Delaneys when he was born. Please accept our sincere sympathy in this loss.

    Davida and John Hollingsworth
    1111 Crooked Arrow
    San Antonio, TX 78258

  5. Elizabeth N. Hackett
    April 23, 2008 12:00 am

    Roxanne, Houston and Patton—we are so very sorry about the loss of Pat. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Love,
    Liz, Bill and Will Hackett

  6. Ed Larson
    April 25, 2008 12:00 am

    Sorry to read about the death of Pat. I was a customer for for about ten years in Clarksville. He was a true southern gentleman and was always a pleasure to visit with. My thoughts and prayers with the family.