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Nelson Lee Hayter

July 10, 1938 — May 29, 2020

Meadowview, Va.

Nelson Lee Hayter, age 81, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020 at Johnston Memorial Hospital. Nelson was born in Holston, Va. and spent most of his life in the area. He worked in auto repair for many years. However, he started a second career as a driver for Northgate Pharmacy. He endeared many of the customers by tending to their needs not offered by the pharmacy; like arranging for grass to be cut or taking customers to the grocery store. Nelson was a giver and enjoyed volunteering at the Carter Family Fold. His family often noticed his dirty hands that were evidence that he worked hard to care for them. Nelson loved his family and had pet nicknames for each of them. And, after working and caring for his family, he loved to dance.

Nelson was predeceased by his wife Darlene Bateman Hayter; parents Edmund and Ada Hayter; brothers Jimmy and Junior Hayter; sister Betty Ferguson.

He is survived by his sons Randall Hayter and wife Tamara of Ashburn, Va., and Tony Hayter and wife Natalie of Bristol, Va.; daughter Susie Gobble of Meadowview, Va.; brothers Carl Hayter of Bristol, Va. and R.C. Hayter of Abingdon; sisters Peggy Salyer of Abingdon, Bonnie Woods of Abingdon, Patsy Robinson of Bristol, TN and Jeannie Kestner of Abingdon.; grandchildren Kristen, Sarah, and James Hayter. Nelson is also survived by his fur buddy Tank.

The family would like to express heart-felt thanks for the Staff at Johnston Memorial Hospital for the love and care given Nelson during his illness.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service with Rev. Barbara Farmer officiating. Interment will follow in the Poor Valley Log Church Cemetery, Mendota, Va. Casket bearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Monday, June 1, 2020 at the funeral home.

To comply with COVID-19 restrictions, attendees are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Those wishing to express sympathy or order “Hugs from Home” online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com.  The family of Nelson Lee Hayter is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, Va. 24210 (276-623-2700).
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Monday, June 1, 2020

6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Farris Funeral Service, Inc. – Main Street Chapel

427 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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Farris Funeral Service, Inc. – Main Street Chapel

427 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210

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