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Harley Raymond Nelson, Jr.

July 19, 1946 — May 16, 2022


Harley Raymond Nelson, Jr.
Liberty, SC

Harley Raymond Nelson, Jr., 75, of Liberty passed away Monday morning at Regency Hospital
in Greenville, SC.

Harley was born in Hanover, New Hampshire a son of Harley Raymond and Sylvia Mae Holt.

After moving to Arizona as a young teen, he proceeded to have a successful career working his
way up from stocker to manager at Safeway Supermarket Company. Afterwards, he tried his
hand in other industries before retiring and spending his free time with his wife, Gail. He loved
to fish and had a passion for playing games of chance especially the penny slot machines. He
was a Vietnam Era veteran where he served on active duty in Alaska.

He is survived by three daughters, Tammy Lyn Sartain and husband Darren of Clemson, SC,
Deana Mae Nelson of Liberty, SC and Stephanie Raynell Whitmire and husband, Brandon of
Easley, SC; sister, Ruth Blake of Haverhill, NH; grandchildren, Jake Emerson Newton of
Jacksonville, FL and Casie Lyn Newton of Clemson.

Harley was predeceased by his wife, Gail Sue Miller Nelson; and sisters, Shirley Paquette,
Ramona Fisher, Judith Paye and Charlotte Royston.

The family will have private services that will be held at a later date.

Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Cremations, Central-Clemson Commons, Central, SC is
handling the arrangements for the family.



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