Darrell “Bud” Nellis, Sr.

Service

Date: Wed, September 20, 2017
Start time: 12:00 pm
Location:
Merle Hay Funeral Home

Visitation

Date: Wed, September 20, 2017
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Merle Hay Funeral Home

Darrell “Bud” Nellis, Sr.

Darrell “Bud” Ivan Nellis, Sr., went to be with the Lord on September 15, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born on December 18, 1936 to Ivan and May Nellis in Des Moines, IA. Friends may visit with the family after 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20th, at Merle Hay Funeral Home with a funeral service to follow at 12 p.m. Burial will be at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery.

Bud served in the United States Air Force. Bud retired from Firestone/Bridgestone in 1995 after 35 years and the Urbandale Fire Department in 2008 after 44 years. Bud enjoyed spending time with family and friends and golfing. He faithfully attended New Life Apostolic Church.

Bud is survived by his loving wife Larena “Lori” of 58 years, 3 children Vicki (Orvil) Sarsfield, Virginia Bray, Darrell Nellis, Jr., and son-in-law Calvin Smith, 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert, sister Dolores, daughter Nanette Smith, grandson Tony, and great grandson Skylar.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the family for a future memorial.

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