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1944 Charles 2024

Charles Barbee Nelson

March 27, 1944 — June 5, 2024


Charles Barbee Nelson, age 80, of Asheboro passed away on June 5, 2024 at the Randolph Hospice House.

Mr. Nelson was born in Greensboro on March 27, 1944 to Charlie and Pauline Cox Nelson.  Charles retired, after 28 years of service, from the Asheboro Fire Department, was a volunteer fireman with the Ulah Fire Department, where he taught classes, and continued to listen for fire calls even after his retirement.  He enjoyed mowing and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles.  He was a history buff, a handyman, and loved helping anyone in need.  In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his daughter, Anissea Nelson Carranza.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gwen Nelson; son-in-law, Juan Carranza; and grandson, Giovanni Carranza.

The family will receive friends on Monday, June 10, 2024 from 5:30-7:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro.

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Monday, June 10, 2024

5:30 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pugh Funeral Home - Asheboro

437 Sunset Ave. , Asheboro, NC 27203

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