E. William ‘Bill’ Nelson Jr.

E. William “Bill” Nelson Jr., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.

Bill was born on July 21, 1946, in Williamsport, raised by his parents, Earl and Ruth E. Nelson. Bill was married to the love of his life, Lila for 43 years. Together they raised Bryan and Keri in Watsontown.

Bill coached Midget football, girls softball and was active in Watsontown Little League and Warrior Run High School Athletic Club. Bill was an avid hunter and fisherman and instilled those skills to his son, daughter, nephews and wife.

Bill graduated from Montoursville High School in 1964 where he played football and was his class president. He was a 32nd degree Mason. He recently joined Community United Methodist Church where he attended since 2011. Bill loved to ride his Harley before moving to The Villages, Fla. He spent time with his high school classmates golfing.

Bill is survived by his wife, Lila G. Nelson; his son, Bryan W. Nelson (Kristine), Keri E. Carey (Randy); and grandson, Zane William.

A private Celebration of Life is being planned.