Lawrence Nelon, 79, of Black Mountain, passed away December 3, 2018.
Mr. Nelon was born in Buncombe County to the late Charles and Minnie Nelon. He loved spending time with his family, gardening, wood working, traveling to Florida, fishing and eating. Lawrence was a jack of all trades, and he was a member of East Black Mountain Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, Lawrence is preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Pat Nelon; four sisters and two brothers.
Lawrence is survived by his wife of 19 years, Phyllis Nelon; daughters, Lisa Godfrey (Scott) and Linda Sceizina (Ray); step children, True Hollifield (Jeff), Edward Love, and Crystal Jones (Matt); sisters, Shirley Gentle (Ted) and Kathleen Yarborough; brothers, Harvie Nelon (Merna), Carl Nelon (Ruth), Ray Nelon (Betty), and Lester Nelon (Evelyn); grandchildren, Tyler Godfrey (Jacqui), Chase Godfrey (Heather), and Michael Sceizina; step grandchildren, Seth Hollifield, Brandon Love, Austin Love, Bryson Love, Madalyn Jones, Hunter Arrowood, and Levi Arrowood; great grandchildren, Ava and Camden Godfrey, and Leah is on the way; step great grandchildren, Charlie, Zack and McKenna Love; and special friends, Jimmy and Sherrill Ragans.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Harwood Home for Funerals.
A celebration of life service will be held Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 11:00am at the funeral home with Rev. Danny Sprinkle officiating. Burial will be in Broad River Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to East Black Mountain Free Will Baptist Church, PO Box 545, Black Mountain, NC 28711.