Anthony Nelson, 69

Anthony Hubert Nelson, 69, of Huntington, died at 4 a.m., Sunday, May 12, 2019, at his home. 

He was born June 27, 1949, in Richlands, Va., to Joshua T. and Gladys  (Goss) Nelson.

Hubert was a 1967 graduate of Wabash High School. He first married Linda (Farner) Nall; she survives. He then married Wanda Faye (Taylor) Slater; she preceded him in death. He worked for Container Corporation several years.  Hubert enjoyed working on cars and lawn mowers. bowling, golfing, and watching all sports on television. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles. 

He is survived by three children, Michael Nelson of Berkley, Mich., Laura (Todd) Peterson of Lagro, and Thomas Nelson of Peru; mother Gladys Nelson of Wabash; two step-children, John Slater of Marion, and Christina Slater of Huntington; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four sisters, Rita (Richard) Carlson of Wabash, Shirley (Lyle McWhirt) Steele of Forsythe, Ill., Anita (Lee Roy) Correll of Jasper, and Brenda (Johnny) Day of Roann; two brothers, Claude (Rhonda) Nelson and William Terry Nelson, both of Wabash; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was also preceded in death by his father, brother, Donnie Nelson, and his sister, Barbara Lyons.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Tim Morrisett officiating.  Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion.  Friends may call 9:30-11:00 a.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

The memorial guest book for Hubert may be signed at

Posted on 2019 May 14