Keith L. Nelson


Keith L. Nelson, 51, of Salem, IL died April 21, 2019 at his home.

He was born August 14, 1967 in Nashville, IL the son of Robert L. and Loretta (Dixon) Nelson.

A laborer by trade, he had served in the United State Army. He was a member and strong supporter of ABATE. He loved to work on cars, motorcycles, 4-wheeler's and going mudding.

He is survived by his former wife, Christina Ogden Arnold, and their sons, Kuyler L. M. Nelson and Damien M. L. Nelson all of Salem, IL.

Also, his parents, Robert and Loretta Nelson of Kell, IL, brother Robert Nelson II of St. George, KS, and sisters Dretha Jackson of New Orleans, LA, Connie (Jim) Murphy of Walnut Hill, IL, Martha Curry of Mt. Vernon, IL, and Sherry (Jon) Easley of Iuka, IL, his grandmother, Loretta Cox of Makanda, IL, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Friday at the Rankin Funeral Home in Salem. Burial will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. The procession will be lead by the Patriot Guard, and military honors accorded at the graveside by the Centralia American Legion Post #446, and V.F.W. Post 2055.

Visiting hours will be from 11:00 a.m. until the service hour on Friday at the Rankin Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Donor's choice and will be received by the Rankin Funeral Home, entrusted with the family's care.