Gary V. Nelson, 67 of Princeton, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 at Gibson General Hospital.

He was born Jan. 12, 1948 in Princeton to Darwin W. and Naomi K. (Pavey) Nelson. 

Gary was retired from Indiana State Highway Dept. where he was an Engineer, after working there for over 30 years. He had lived in Princeton his entire life, graduating from Princeton High School. He formerly attended the First General Baptist Church in Princeton and he loved spending time with his grandchildren. 

He is survived by 2 daughters, Tracy Nelson Young and Courtney Nelson Shuttle (Justin) of Princeton; 6 grandchildren, Jalen, Ashlyn, Kiana, Kennedy, Jensyn and Dayton, 1 great grandchild, Kee'jai, brother, Darwin Nelson (Marietta) of Princeton; sister, Cappy Fitch (Gerald) of Princeton; special friends, Colby Fisher, Sean and Shannon Packer, several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Darwin W. Nelson and mother, Naomi Nelson Ellis, step-father, Hubert Ellis and step-mother, Betty Nelson. 

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Pastor Brad Keenan and Pastor James Wilkerson officiating. Burial will follow in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Princeton.

Visitation will be from 12 pm until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.