F. Eugene Nelon, 75 of Black Mountain, formerly of Hendersonville, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Four Seasons Elizabeth House.
He was born in Buncombe County, a son of the late Charlie and Minnie Owenby Nelon. His wife, Barbara Irene Drake Nelon preceded him in death in 2004.
He worked for Spinning Wheel Rugs for 46 years, and attended the Church of the Nazarene. He loved hunting and fishing, and caring for his honeybees.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Corrine Burgin, Nannie Brown, and Rachel Burgin; and one brother David Nelon.
Surviving is his wife of the past 7 1/2 years, Lora Summey Nelon; his daughter Melissa Hudgins and her husband Vince; four grandsons; three great grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and one step-granddaughter; his eight brothers and sisters, Juanita Dotson, Lawrence Nelon, Harvey Nelon, Shirley Gentle, Carl Nelon, Kathleen Yarborough, Ray Nelon, and Lester Nelon; and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. A memorial service will follow at 11:45am at Victory Baptist Church on Orchard Road. Rev. Stanley Adcock will officiate.