Born April 13, 1950 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of Elizabeth Potter and the late Joseph Nelson.
Rick was a faithful member and a deacon of Southern Calvert Baptist Church, Lusby, MD. He enjoyed fishing and carving ducks.
Rick is survived by his wife Laurie Garner Nelson, of Lusby, MD; his mother Elizabeth Potter; and his sisters, Sheila Nelson, of Piney Point, MD, Betty Joe Barbeau, of Tea, SD and Marion McFann, of Piney Point, MD. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Daniel, Rodger, Randall and Timothy Nelson and his sister, Sharon Nelson.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM in the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD. A service celebrating his life will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 10:00 AM in Southern Calvert Baptist Church, 12140 H.G. Trueman Rd., Lusby, MD 20657 with Pastor Steve Fehrman officiating. Interment will follow in Southern Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Dunkirk, MD.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Rick’s memory to Southern Calvert Baptist Church. Condolences to the family may be made at www.rauschfuneralhomes.com.