Dennis L. Nelson, 47, of Cunningham-Lawrence Rd., Sherburne, NY, passed away unexpectedly on April 10, 2017 at his home.
He was born March 22, 1970 in Norwich, NY, a son of Gene and Gail Marvin Nelson. He was a graduate of Sherburne-Earlville High School where he was a wrestler, football player, and a member of the 4-H club. Dennis had worked as a diesel mechanic for First Transit in Elmira, and had previously been a bus driver for the Sherburne-Earlville Central School System over 5 years. He enjoyed coaching Pee Wee football, hunting, fishing, watching NASCAR and dirt track car racing.
Surviving are his parents Gene and Gail of Smyrna; his fiancee, Janice M. Hamblin of Sherburne; his children, Dereck and Cynthia Nelson of Sherburne; Brandi Nelson and Alejo Luna of Sherburne; Brooke Nelson of Sherburne; Dalton Nelson and fiancee, Shailee Sayles of Norwich; Dylan Nelson and Makayla Thompson of Smyrna; Tyler Friot of Canton; Jerrika Hamblin of Painted Post; Tristan and Tidra Hamblin of Camp Lejeune, NC; sister, Stacy Nelson Robinson and husband, Arak; brothers, Dale and Jennifer Nelson of Smyrna; Kyle Nelson and Kathy Stevens of Smyrna; 10 grandchildren and 1 on the way; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 1pm Saturday, April 15, 2017 from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne.
Interment is private at the convenience of the family.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Saturday from 11am to 1pm prior to the service.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.