A funeral service celebrating the life of Nelson Lee Trimmer, 100 years old, of Millersport will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019, at Trinity @ The Eastern Gate, 6389 Blacklick Eastern Road ,with Dr. Tim Burden and Dr. Scott Kelso officiating. Friends may call on Sunday between 4 – 7 p.m. at the church and also one hour prior to the service on Monday. Burial with full military honors will be at Union Evangelical Cemetery.
Nelson was a World War II Army Air Corps Veteran where he served honorably maintaining aircraft and ground support vehicles. He was a lifetime member of the Trinity Church where he served in many positions.
Nelson resided in Millersport with his wife for 70 years. He was the mayor of Millersport for two terms while being owner/operator of Millersport Garage and later retired from Western Electric with 20 years of service. He was a volunteer fireman for 35 years and helped build the firehouse that still serves the community. Nelson was also a school bus driver for 10 years, a member of the American Legion, the founder of a Hot Rod Club for local teens, worked at the Buckeye Lake Marina and was a lifetime member of the Lancaster Old Car Club.
He is survived by his wife of 78 years, Pauline; son, Nelson Don (Jeri-Lynn) Trimmer of Franklin, Tennessee; daughter, Pamela S. (Scott) McIlwain of Pataskala,; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Nelson is preceded in death by his parents, Don and Pearl Trimmer; sisters, Olive Shimp and Lois Garey; and granddaughter, Kimberly Joy Clayton.
Nelson’s family was overwhelmed by the love and care given to him by the staff at Abbington, especially grateful to administrators Heather and Chene. Nelson also received outstanding care by Ohio Living Hospice.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be given to Trinity @ The Eastern Gate, 6389 Blacklick Eastern Road, Pickerington, Ohio 43147 in Nelson’s memory.
Arrangements are being handled by Johnson-Smith Funeral Home, 207 S. Main St., Baltimore, Ohio 43105.
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