Carl Franklin Nelson

Published 1:44 pm Friday, August 18, 2023

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Carl Franklin Nelson, age 82, of Sylacauga, Alabama, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2023.

Carl Franklin Nelson

Carl is survived by his wife, Frances Nelson; his son, Frankie Nelson (Tonya); his daughters, Stacy Blair (Ronnie), Jennifer Walker (Clay), Lindsey Cross (Ryan) and Jessica Lauderdale-Bolt (Andrew); his brother, Jerry Nelson (Sherry); his grandchildren, Libby Cross, Paxton Lauderdale-McDaniel, Aubrey Cross, Ryals Walker, Ashton David (Clint), Tayler Mabry, Nelson Blair (Jessica), and Lauren Tidwell (Travis) and his three great-grandchildren.

Carl was preceded in death by his father Burie Nelson, his mother Julia Nelson, and his sister Bobbie Jo Anderson.

A visitation for Carl will be held Tuesday, August 22, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Curtis and Son Funeral Home in Sylacauga. A funeral service will occur Tuesday at noon. A graveside service will occur Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Alabama National Cemetery where Carl will be laid to rest.

Serving as pallbearers are Clay Walker, Andrew Bolt, Mike Mancill, Ray Gavin, Rob Zachary, and Josh Baxley. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Serra Dealership Transporters.

A special thanks to Dr. Vachhani and Dr. Nix for their loving care as well as Carl’s caregiver and best buddy, Greg Adamson and close friend Russell Morrow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Carl’s memory may be made to Children’s of Alabama at and Shriners Children’s at

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Nelson family. Curtis and Son North will direct.