of St. Joe, AR
February 3, 1974 - December 17, 2020
Stephen D. Nelson, Age 46, passed away Thursday, December 17th, 2020 at home in St. Joe, Arkansas.Steve was born on February 3, 1974 to Mike and Jeanne (Wood) Nelson in Austin, Texas. He attended Overland High School and played proudly for the football team. He worked as a Chef for 20 years. Steve met his beautiful bride and wife of 17 years, Mary Witt. They were later married on May 15, 2003 in Commerce City, CO.Steve enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He loved drinking, guns,grilling and shutting up together with 2 middle fingers in the air.Steve was survived by his wife; Mary, Mother; Jeanne and her husband Paul of CO,Father; Mike and his wife Sherri of OR, Mother-in-law; Judith Witt, Sister; Jennifer Galaviz,Son; Daniel Witt, Daughters; Julia Willoughby and husband Ken of AR and Carrie Lynn Nelson and partner Ryan, 7 grandchildren; niece Rachel Witt and numerous other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Father-in-law Edwin Witt.Services by Roller-Burns Funeral Home are private.
We’re heartbroken that our son and stepson is gone. Loved you, Steve. Miss you and will see you again. We will hold you in our hearts forever.
To my brother Steve , gonna be hard knowing your not on this earth anymore with us but I’ll see you again , I always will have the memories of us skating, playing hacks sack in your garage, drinking beer chasing girls and being crazy but you always had my back and like my dad you always told me to never take shit from anyone, I love you brother until we meet again!
I always liked how Steve was unapologetically himself. I won't say anything sappy because Steve would punch me for that. So here's 2 middle fingers to 2020 and farewell to the baddest badass i have ever known. RIP Poppa Steve
This man was special without a doubt. The summer BBQs followed by the bonfires that was surrounded by family. He was always the Chef of the house and always made sure me and Mary got a special piece of salmon or steak. That’s only a sliver of the greatness this man was. He was selfless, kind, funny, hard worker and more important a awesome Father and Husband. Make no mistake don’t mess with the people he cared about. Steve you made a difference in my life and I’m beyond devestated that you left this world. You will be missed but heaven got a good one. I will always think of you with a big smile on my face.
So sorry to hear about Steve. Johnny and I spent some times with him when he was growing up. Johnnt and Mike are cousins.
Steve I dont know what to say except you were the last of the true tough guys left in Aurora. You will be missed my brother! Sincerely Your Boy David AdamsP.s. thank you for not beating me senseless that one time at my party and thank you for always protecting all of us.
Rip buddy til we meet again.
Steve was a life long brother, one of the truly great ones. He will be deeply missed.. Rest In Peace Brother, my thoughts and prayers are with Mary & the rest of the family