IAN MITCHELL NELSON, of Green Forest, Arkansas was born June 4, 2002 in Berryville, Arkansas son of Trevor and Suzanne (Chapman) Nelson. He departed this life Wednesday, January 31, 2018 in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 15 years.
Ian attended school at Green Forest High School and was active in basketball, track and field, golf, and Future Business Leaders of America. His family and friends will miss his contagious smile and corny jokes.
He is survived by his parents, Trevor and Suzanne Nelson; brothers, Gavin and David Nelson; grandparents, Mitch and Nancy Nelson of Mesa, Arizona; Lynda Hayhurst and Craig Larkin of Green Forest; and Rose Chapman of Lansdale, Pennsylvania; uncles, Eric Chapman and wife, Christine, of Lansdale, Matthew Chapman and wife, Ann Marie, of Lansdale, and Rodney Hayhurst of Springdale, Arkansas; aunts, Michelle Nelson of Satanta, Kansas, Darcy Sliger and husband, Jake, of Hartlett, North Carolina; Jenny Fitchue and husband, Mark, of Green Forest, and Jerri Coley and husband, Aaron, of Green Forest; cousins, Melanie Chapman, Eric Chapman, Luke Chapman, Melissa Chapman, Joe Chapman, Angelina Chapman, and Matthew Chapman all of Lansdale; Cody and Holly Boese, Kassie Boese, and Cheyenne Boese all of Satanta; Hali Coley, Emma Coley, and Ava Coley all of Green Forest; Zachary Sliger, Kendra Eastlick and Keri Sliger all of Hartlett; Abbilyn Boese and Nathan Boese of Satanta; numerous loving relatives and many close friends.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather, David Chapman, and cousin, Jason Boese.
A Gathering of Remembrance will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at the First Assembly of God Church, Green Forest, Arkansas with Pastor Jim Goins and Coach Tony Coffey officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the Green Forest United Methodist Youth, PO Box 770, Green Forest, Arkansas 72638. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.