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WILLIAM NELSON UPDIKE

July 31, 1942 April 25, 2019
WILLIAM NELSON UPDIKE
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William Nelson Updike, known to friends and family as simply "Nelson," peacefully passed away in his own home on April 25th, 2019, at the age of 76 years. Born and raised in Northern Kentucky, the energetic and ambitious young man drove a big rig truck for 40 years. He took his family and ventured down to Florida for a while, seeking opportunity with the construction of the new interstate - but you never can truly take the hill billy out of a man, and eventually he and his family moved back up to Northern Kentucky, where he happily spent the remainder of his life. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elaine (Harmeling) Updike; his daughter, Kimberly; his son, William Brian; his youngest daughter, Kelly; his loving sister, Alice Moffitt, of Springboro, Ohio; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of Nelson's life will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with funeral services at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 29th, at Stith Funeral Home, 7500 Highway 42, Florence, Kentucky, 41042, with chaplain Chuck Myser officiating. Burial will follow at New Vine Run Cemetery, Dry Ridge, KY. Online condolences www.stithfuneralhomes.com

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Visitation

Monday

29

Apr

11:00 AM 4/29/2019 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 4/29/2019 1:00:00 PM
Stith Funeral Homes - Florence

7500 U.S. Highway 42
Florence, KY 41042

Stith Funeral Homes - Florence
7500 U.S. Highway 42 Florence 41042 KY
United States

Service

Monday

29

Apr

1:00 PM 4/29/2019 1:00:00 PM
Stith Funeral Homes - Florence

7500 U.S. Highway 42
Florence, KY 41042

Stith Funeral Homes - Florence
7500 U.S. Highway 42 Florence 41042 KY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

New Vine Run Cemetery Final Resting Place

Dry Ridge, KY

Dry Ridge KY
United States
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