Billy G. Nelson, 81, passed away on Oct. 23, 2012, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston. He was born on Feb. 12, 1931, in Turon, the son of Hazel (Levens) and Orville Nelson. On Dec. 1, 1957, he married Neva Ann Mull in Newton. They made Newton their home. Billy retired from Dillon’s after 20 years of service. Prior to that, he also was employed by the COOP of North Newton. Preceding him in death were his parents and two sisters, Wanda Gross and Barbara Meireis. Survivors include Neva; three sons, Paul (Kimberly) Nelson of Newton, Joel (Cindy) Nelson of Overland Park, and James Nelson of Newton; one sister, Betty Jo Buckwalter of Turon; four grandchildren, Tamaira (Jonathan) George, and Whitney, Chelsea and Jared Nelson; great-granddaughter, Penelope George; and stepgreat-grandchild, Braeden Lybarger. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 28, 2012), with the family greeting from 2 to 5 p.m. at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday (Oct. 29, 2012) at Columbus Avenue Church of Christ, with Darrick Shepherd officiating. Memorials may be made to the Jamaican Mission Fund-Marshaltown Church of Christ, Marshaltown, Iowa, in care of the funeral home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114. Friends may view the obituary and sign the book online at