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Robert Lee “Scooter” Nelson, Jr., 58, formerly of Savannah, Georgia, died Sunday morning, August 16, 2020, at Camellia Health & Rehabilitation in Claxton, Georgia.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was a son of Robert Lee Nelson, Sr. and Sarah Diane Jenkins Wood. Scooter was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired forklift operator. Scooter was a former baseball player who thoroughly loved the game.

He was preceded in death by his longtime companion, Dell Moore.

Survivors include his mother and step-father, Diane and Robert Wood; his father and step-mother, Robert and Linda Nelson; his sister, Bonnie Altman and her husband, Miles; his brother, Kenneth “Kenny” Aaron Nelson; his niece, Sarah Altman; his nephew, Caleb Altman; aunts, uncles and cousins.

The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, August 19, 2020, at the graveside, Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery, conducted by the Reverend Dr. Drew Corbett.

You are invited to view the funeral service of Scooter by clicking here.

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  1. Beverly (Parker) Wright says:

    So, so sorry for your loss! Embracing fond memories:)
    Praying for all!

  2. Melissa Dunwody says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear of Scooter ‘s passing. I worked with him for many years at the Depot and he was a great person. Always smiling and holy. He will be very missed. Prayers and love to the family from part of his work family.

  3. Duane Claxton says:

    so very sorry for your loss … i have great memories playing various sports with Scooter in high school … thoughts and prayers for the family and friends

  4. Derriel Walker says:

    So sorry to hear of Scooter‘a passing, great memories of playing ball in high school with him. Scooter was always smiling and laughing, having a good time. Prayers for his family and friends , so sorry for your loss.

  5. Robbie Cowart says:

    So sorry to hear of Scooter’s passing. He was a great friend.
    Thoughts and prayers to his family.

  6. Mark and Cindy Clark says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Billy smith says:

    I am sorry to hear Scooter has passed away. He was a good friend. Godspeed, brother! My condolences to his family members.

  8. Steve McGee says:

    Robert, so sorry to read of Scooter’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of his extended family.

  9. Carol Dinkins says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Memories of Scooter were of him always smiling. He was always the smallest on the field, but played with the most heart.
    Prayers for your family.

  10. Donald Snider says:

    So sad to hear that Scooter has passed away. Very fond memories of HS and sports. Praying for the Nelson family. Grace and Peace, Duck

  11. Amanda Herz says:

    So sorry for your loss.

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