Thank you for letting
us know about George. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.
Terry Lane, promoter of the 2010 Johnson-Jeffires Fight
of the Century Centennial Celebaration, on behalf of Mills Lane
and Family; New York, NY.
We lost a friend, great union man and a very nice person.
Pat Sanderson, Laborers' International
Union Local 169, Nevada Allliance for Retired Americans; Douglas
It is with a heavy heart
that I share the passing of a UAW, NARA and a true brother! George
William Nelson, 1932- 2016, has passed away. He will be greatly missed
by his family and the people who were the benefactors of his love
of unionism and its cause. He told me he just wanted to live to see
Secretary Hillary Clinton inaugurated as president. He was able
to enjoy her receiving the title as presumptive Democratic nominee.
He not only mentored so many of us, he was the kind of friend that just
stepped in to help without being asked. Even as he passed the load
to us, he always stood by with encouragement and support. I will
miss his smile, I will miss his encouragement, I will miss our brother
and dear friend. We lost a good one. He told me he would keep on fighting
to the end, he was born a fighter and would go out a slugger.
Rest dear friend, we got it from here. Tom "T-Bird"
Bird, President, Nevada Alliance for Retired Americans.
daughter, Zabett (Nelson Buzzone), has informed me that
George requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made
to NARA, 602
E. John Street, Carson City, NV 89706.
is truly tragic news, I am so sorry. I think it is a great idea to fulfill
his wishes and I would love to erect a monument at that (Moana Springs
Jeffries training camp) site, similar, yet scaled down from the one
I built here at the old Rick's Resort. I would be honored, I
know George loves what I did here.
Tim Elam, constructor of the 1910 Jack Johnson training camp
monument at Mayberry and Sherwood; Reno, Nevada.