Art “Butch” Nelson, Sr., 74, of Concordia, died August 6th at his home. 

He was born December 4, 1941 in Sweet Springs to Melvin and Edna Mae (Krause) Nelson. 

He married Jimmie Lee Jones on January 19, 1961. 

Art served in the Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict. They lived in Amarillo, TX for nearly 30 years where he worked for Bell Helicopter as a flight traffic coordinator. 
He was a member of the Treasure club in Amarillo, TX, American Legion and VFW Posts. 

They settled back in Concordia in 1997. He served on the Concordia Board of Alderman for 5 years.

He is preceded in death by a son, Arthur Nelson, Jr.

He is survived by: 
Wife:                Jimmie Nelson
Daughters:        Kelly Walker (Rodney)       of Plattsmith, NE
                        Charlotte Marth (Arthur)     of Concordia 
Brothers:           Edwin Nelson (Roberta)     of Houstonia
                        Phillip Nelson (Annette)     of Ashland, WI
                        Terry Nelson (Cindy)          of Sedalia 

Sisters:             Trudy Petersen (Pete)       of Higginsville
                        Judy Camp (Robbie)          of Higginsville

8 Grandchildren    9 Great Grandchildren 

Visitation will be Monday, August 8th from 6:00-8:00 pm at Kaiser ~Wiegers Funeral Home
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, August 9th at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Higginsville, officiated by Dr. Greg Fine.

Casket Bearers will be Arthur Marth, Ben Walker, Randy Walker, Rodney Walker, Jeremy Nelson, Jesse Lermon.

He will be buried at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery 

Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church Building Fund

Condolences may be emailed to the family at: 

Kaiser-Wiegers Funeral Home