William Edward Nelson Jr.

William Edward Nelson Jr.

March 28, 1956 - May 12, 2018
Laguna Niguel CA

William Edward Nelson Jr.

March 28, 1956 - May 12, 2018
Laguna Niguel CA


William Edward Nelson, Jr
March 28, 1956 – May 12, 2018

William Edward Nelson, also known as Bill, Willie, or Wilbur, died on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the age of 62. He was surrounded by family.
He was born in Southern California on March 28th, 1956 to William & Betty Nelson and is survived by his daughters Amy Lauro and Jenna Moore, ex-wife Melanie Nelson, sister Laura Fong, brother Chip Nelson and grandson Scotty Lauro, Jr.
William was a devoted father, grandfather, brother and uncle who had a passion for the ocean and working as a Deputy Sheriff for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in the Harbor Patrol. He also loved photography and rooting for the Angels and the Chargers.
There will be a private burial at sea, followed by an open celebration of life at the American Legion for family and friends on Sunday, May 20th, at 1:00pm. Flowers or remembrance gifts can be sent to the American Legion for the celebration on Sunday.
Sunday, May 20th at 1:00pm
American Legion Newport Harbor
215 E 15th Street
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: May 20, 2018 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: American Legion
  • Location: 215 15th Street Newport Beach, CA 92663 - (Get Directions)

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17 responses to William Edward Nelson Jr.

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  1. I enjoyed working with you Willie because of your passion for the water. I will never forget all the good times we had on the boat.

  2. David Martin says:

    When I think of you it will always make me smile, I will always be thankful for the moment of life we shared. Until we meet again my friend, You will never be forgotten.

  3. John Meyer says:

    Rest In Peace my friend.

  4. Julie Perez says:

    You were one of a kind, Willie. Your heart was as big as the ocean you patrolled. Your laugh was contagious, as well as your humor. I will cherish the many memories I have and will miss you forever. Thank you for being one of a kind.

  5. Tina Jennie says:

    Willie, what an amazing friend you were…always picking up the phone when I called or calling me when I texted since you hated texting. I missed our talks the past two months, but I know you weren’t feeling well and didn’t want anyone knowing.
    We knew.
    I will forever miss your updates on Amy and Jenna, the lights of your life, and listening to you brag about little Scotty. He’s a lucky boy to have had you as his grandpa.
    I will forever miss your goofy antics, your laugh that was more like a giggle, your unending sarcasm, and your never ending friendship.
    Rest In Peace, my dear friend…until we meet again.

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