Peter William Nelson III

December 10, 1952 ~ January 20, 2018 (age 65)

Peter William Nelson III, age 65, departed earth for his heavenly home on January 20, 2018. Pete was born in Aiken, S.C. on December 10, 1952 to the late William Nelson and the late Lena Gurley Nelson. Pete was an avid sports fan, from playing baseball and basketball in Marion (Pleasant Gardens) to skiing all the highest slopes in California. Pete moved to Alaska in 1984 for job opportunities. It was in Alaska where he met his wife, Doreen Millingrock, the love of his life. Pete graduated from Pleasant Gardens High School in 1972. The last graduating class of Pleasant Gardens School. During his senior year, Pete was selected MVP of the Pleasant Gardens Indians after winning the championship that year. He was also an All-American during his four years of baseball.

He is survived by two siblings; Bill Nelson of Marion, NC, and Patricia McInturff of Fairview, NC. To keep with Pete’s wishes, a celebration of life will be held in the spring.

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