Nelson R. Warner, Jr., 79, of Andover, CT died Tuesday, January 21, 2021 in South Windsor, CT. He was born July 12, 1941, in Manchester, CT, son of the late Nelson and Eve (Armstrong) Warner, Sr. Nelson was educated at Andover Elementary School and graduated from RHAM High School in Hebron with the class of 1959. He was a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran serving from 1961-1966 aboard the USCGC Eagle and USCGC Campbell. Nelson spent a delightful year on Iwo Jima in support of the LORAN station. It was on Iwo Jima that he struck up a pen pal correspondence with the lovely Linda Holman, who later became his wife in December of 1966. Prior to his retirement in 2005, Nelson was an engineer with CPTV Channel 24 in Hartford for almost 40 years. He lived most of his life in Andover where he enjoyed the benefits of Andover Lake. Nelson was a longtime member of Andover Congregational Church serving on the Board of Trustees for many years. He was often found tinkering with his VW’s and his prized possession, his 1961 Morgan +4, aka “Old Blue”. He displayed his Yankee Ingenuity around his home on Lake Road such as when he repurposed the wood shingles, cutting them by hand and flipping them over to give the house a Nantucket feel. Nelson enjoyed the Muppets, radio shows like “Click and Clack” and “Prairie Home Companion”, as well as camping at Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Hatteras. Nelson maintained a strong interest in photography throughout his life, along with his Dandie Dinmont Terriers. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Linda and is survived by his son, N. Robert Warner, III and his wife Stacey of Round Hill, VA; his daughter, Julie Morris and her husband Brendan of Coventry, CT; his sister, Laurel Andrews of Vernon, CT; 6 grandchildren, Collin, Audrey, Liam, and Ian Warner, Timothy and Katelyn Morris; and several nieces and nephews. Family will schedule a burial service at a future date. To leave a memory or message of condolence, please visit www.holmeswatkins.com
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