Ben E. "Eddie" Nelson passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014. Ben has been released from his pain and suffering. Ben was retired from the Navy after 20 years of service and then worked through the Local IBEW as an electrician. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben H. Nelson and Mary Elizabeth Hutchens Nelson. Survivors include his wife of nearly 30 years, Janice L. Nelson; sister, Myra (Robert) Atchley, of Chattanooga; sons, Terry(Renee) Nelson, of Chattanooga, Deryl, of Chattanooga, Kennethh, of Alaska, Brian, of South Carolina, and Nalen, of Fort Mill, S.C.; several grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Private family Burial was held in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Special thanks to Scott Batson and Sheila Massengale as his caregivers. Arrangements have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.