Leo Nelson Thomasson, 93, of Oxford, NC died Thursday, February 27, 2020 at home surrounded by family he loved so much. He was born in Granville County on February 12, 1927 to his predeceased parents, Leo Bartrell Thomasson and Sadie Averette Thomasson.
Nelson was raised on a tobacco farm and at age 17 joined the Navy. He served as a Naval Corpsman in Bainbridge, Maryland during WWII. After his service, he returned home and continued to farm tobacco on the family farm.
He was married to the love of his life, Edna Mae, for 66 years. They had four children and seven grandchildren.
He was a member of Peace’s Chapel Baptist Church where he served as deacon, trustee and on various committees through the years.
He was an avid fisherman and hunter. In his retirement years, he enjoyed playing golf.
Nelson is survived by his children, Linda T. Piper (Charles), Chris T. Wilkins (Ray), L. Bart Thomasson (Anita), and Russell P. Thomasson (Kim); and grandchildren, Brian Wilkins, Charlie Piper (Amanda), Christy Edwards (Nick), Lauren Thomasson, Brandon Thomasson (Sydney), Sarah Thomasson, and Jacob Thomasson. He is also survived by many other loving extended family and friends.
Nelson is predeceased by his wife, Edna Mae Parham Thomasson; parents; and siblings, Christine Dement, Selma Paschal, Woodrow Thomasson, and Pauline Cheatham.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Peace’s Chapel Baptist Church, 4044 Fairport Rd., Kittrell, NC. Viewing will be held an hour prior. Burial will take place in the church cemetery and the family will receive guests for visitation immediately following in the fellowship hall.
Flowers are acceptable or memorial contributions may be made in Nelson’s name to Peace’s Chapel Baptist Church, Memorial sent to Franklin Frazier at 4149 Sawmill Rd, Oxford, NC for Nelson Thomasson.
Gentry-Newell & Vaughan is proudly serving the Thomasson Family. Online memorials: www.HallWynne.com.