Sgt. Joe Wall Nelson was born Jan. 18, 1929 and entered into eternal rest Tuesday, May 16, 2016 at his home in Heflin surrounded by family members. He was a 1948 graduate of Heflin High School where he was an avid baseball player and a member of the Coca-Cola “Red Bird” ball team.
Joe served his country in the United States Air Force and retired from Barksdale after serving in France, Korea and Bermuda. He had been a member of the Masonic Lodge and had been an active