Willard E. (Bill) Nelson passed away on Friday, June 24, 2015, in Windermere, Florida.
He was born in Canton, Illinois, to Rose and Marion L. Nelson. Bill graduated from Canton High School in 1970 and from Eastern Illinois University in 1974. That year, he married Linda Loftin, of Fairfield, Illinois. They moved to Florida in 1977. Bill worked for Lockheed Martin for 38 years.
He leaves to cherish his memory mother, Rose Nelson; children, son, Derek, daughter, Emily, and their mother, Linda; brothers, Jerry and Jeffery; and grandson, Zealand Willard.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at First Baptist of Windermere, 300 Main St., Windermere, followed by a reception at Windermere Town Hall. A Celebration of Life will be held on Aug. 9 in Canton, Illinois.