Harold “ Dinky” Dean Nelson, 63, of Whitesburg, died April 9 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard.
Born in Fleming, he was a son of the late Denver C. and Lexie Bailey Nelson. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby Janella Sowards and Joyce Anna Polly, and two brothers, Jerry Allen Nelson and Ronald Gene Nelson.
He worked as a coal miner and enjoyed writing poems and collecting coins.
Survivors include two daughters, Karma Wright and husband John and Desiree Teague and husband Todd; a son, Mercury Dean Nelson; two sisters, Betty Quillen and Delois “Lala” Ginn and husband Ralph; and two brothers, Donald “Sonny”Allen and wife Norma and Larry Allen and wife Nettie.
Funeral services were held April 12 in Neon. A private burial will take place at a later date in the Thornton Cemetery.