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Philip "Bing" D. NelsonOctober 4, 1941 ~ July 2, 2017 (age 75)
Philip D. “Bing” Nelson, age 75, of St. Johnsbury, VT passed away at his home on Sunday, July 2, 2017, following a year and a half battle with lung cancer.
Philip was born in Haverhill, NH, on October 4, 1941, one of 13 children born to Robert A. and Lottie N. (Gochee) Nelson. He attended St. Johnsbury Trade School. On May 12, 1973, Philip married Barbara Jean Fisher and shared 44 years together. He utilized his attention to detail working for over 30 years as a custodian in the St. Johnsbury School District, drove a school bus for over 20 years and was custodian at the Barnett School. Until May of this year, Philip performed his custodial duties at the United Community Church (North Church) in St. Johnsbury.
Besides his attention to detail, Philip was known for his love of his work to which he was constantly focused. He was a conversationalist and was always doing something for others. He enjoyed painting and decorating for Christmas.
Philip is survived by his wife of: Barbara Nelson of St. Johnsbury, VT; his son: David and wife, Rebecca, of Canton, NY; his daughter: Lori Nelson and husband, Andy, of North Concord, VT; two brothers: Donald and wife, Geraldine, of Sheffield, VT, and Ronald of St. Johnsbury; four sisters: Lillian Treagus and husband, George, and Florence Matthewson, of St. Johnsbury; Ruth Woodward and husband, Leonard, of Danville, VT; and Jayne Nelson of Lyndonville, VT; a brother-in-law: Rick Fisher and wife, Judy, of St. Johnsbury; a sister-in-law: Patty Nelson of Sheffield, VT; seven grandchildren: Chelsey, Shelby-Lynn, Dakota, Emily, Elias, Josiah, and Walden; and two great-grandchildren: Matthew and Sophia.
He was predeceased by his parents: Robert and Lottie; four brothers: Robert, John, Scott and wife, Dottie, and Paul; and two sisters: Harriett Davis and Frances Neil.
Graveside services, officiated by Rev. Joan Vincent, will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery on St. Johns Street in St. Johnsbury at 2PM on Saturday, July 8, 2017. There will be no Calling Hours.
Cards may be mailed to the family at 36 Southard St, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
Sayles Funeral Home in St. Johnsbury is assisting the family with arrangements and condolences may also be left at www.saylesfh.com