FAIRFIELD, MAINE - - Donald Nelson, 82, passed away peacefully at Mt. Saint Joseph Nursing Home in Waterville, Maine on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. He was born in Fairfield, Maine on October 24, 1931, the son of Joseph and Laura (Michuad) Nelson. Donald attended Lawrence High School in Fairfield, Maine where he was an outstanding athlete. He continued to follow sporting events through the years, climbing to his favorite spot at the back of the bleachers. Donald was a hard worker. He supported and raised his family through the years. He was employed by Fairfield Lumber Company, and for 40 years was employed by Keyes Fibre Company in Waterville, Maine. Donald was a wonderful husband, father, and friend. He was loved by everyone who knew him. He enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. Donald loved to go to “Almost Heaven”, a camp on Lake Moxie, which he owned for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman and could be seen going down the lake from early spring to late fall in his boat, smiling, singing, and greeting everyone that he saw. He will be missed, but never forgotten, with his love and memory kept close to our hearts….Always!!! He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Laura Nelson; his son, Randy Inman; his brothers, Joseph Jr and Jackie Nelson; and his sister, Shirley Jacques. Donald is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sylvia Nelson; his daughters, Dede and her husband, Paul Dickey Jr., Sherry and her husband, Don Hovey, Lisa Arbour, and Terri Starrett; his son, Richard and his wife, Lori; his grandchildren, Corey Dickey, Brady and Derick Inman, James Mower, Jillian Delgety, Ryan Nelson, Chelsea and Julie Arbour, and Chris Hallee; his siblings, Barbara Wainer and her husband, Michael of Fairfield, Maine, Christine Ames of Klamath Falls Oregon, and Theresea Miller and her husband, Denis of Shuertz, Texas; seven great grandchildren; and many, many nephews, nieces, and cousins. The family would like to thank Dr. Clifton Smith and all the other doctors and nurses that took such good care of him. Visiting hours will be from 1 to 4 p.m. with words of remembrance to be shared at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 13 at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield, Maine.