S: 1936 - 2009
FC: Nelson C. Mundy
1: NELSON CARL MUNDY September 25, 1936 - December 13, 2009 Nelson C. Mundy, 73 years old of Milton, FL (previously of Mitchell, IN; Greenville, MI; and Port Hueneme, CA) passed away peacefully at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, FL on December 13, 2009. He received full military honor services at Barrancas National Cemetery at NAS Pensacola on December 18, 2009. Nelson was born on September 25, 1936 in Huron, IN, the son of Paul and Eva (Miller) Mundy. He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Flint) Mundy, of 33 years, one brother, Knofel Mundy, of Bedford, IN, two sisters, Charlotte White, of Mitchell, IN and Janelle Grissom of Mitchell, IN. His surviving children are Shanna Mundy of Mitchell, IN, Duane Mundy of San Antonio, TX, Kellie Kelly of Mitchell, IN, Tangela Spreen of Williams, IN, stepchildren Diane Letterman of Woodland Hills, CA and Reginald Denny of Lake Havasu, AZ. Nelson was fortunate to have many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one stepson, Kirk Denny. Nelson entered the United States Navy on June 30, 1958. He spent most of his military career as a Seabee. The US Navy took him all over the world: Korea, two tours in Vietnam, the Philippines, Diego Garcia and Spain, to name a few. After 24 years of service, Nelson retired in 1983 as a Chief Petty Officer of the United States Navy. Upon retirement, Nelson and his wife, Sandra, moved to Fenwick, MI for several years, and then on to Milton, FL, where he spent the remainder of his life. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and drinking beer with his buddies in his garage. Nelson C. Mundy will be missed dearly by his family and friends.
3: Seabees "Can Do"
4: December 31, 1976
12: All things grow better with love.
28: Fair Winds and Following Seas! Chief Nelson Carl Mundy Condolences to the family of a fallen brother Seabee: Can Do Jim Landwehr May God Bless your Dad. My Wife and I will say a prayer for him this evening. Bob and Dot Joyce, fellow Seabee Gary and I went to Mississippi to see Uncle Nelson and Sandy for a weekend. They took us to a bar called Pat O'Briens in New Orleans. You can buy the glasses that your drinks come in so I went from table to table to ask what people were drinking, then I would order it so I could have that particular glass. Sandy drank the ones I didn't like. Uncle Nelson laughed at me all day. We got plastered. I ended up with a set of 12 goblets, a mustache glass, 4 hurricanes, and a small shot glass. We had our picture taken and you can see how much fun we had by the look on our faces. I miss those times but will always remember them and many more that Gary and I shared with him. I love you Uncle Nelson. I'm glad I was named after you. Love Nelsa and Gary
29: Father: What does one do when someone who has always been there for you is suddenly gone? I know that life goes on, and it makes it easier knowing that you lived such a full and happy life. I could never ask for a better father. As I take each day forward it helps knowing that the love we had for each other will always be in my heart as well as yours. All my love, Kellie Nelson Mundy Family: I have not allowed myself to grieve yet over losing a true friend. Nelson and his wife Sandy came into my life one day early 1980's after looking up my husband, retired fellow Seabee EOC Delroy Davis (deceased May 2009) in a little rural town, Mesick, MI. From that time on Nelson and Sandy were our best friends. We never spent time with anyone else like we did with those two wonderful people. We just seemed to have so much in common. They were a godsend to both Delroy (Dave to his Seabee friends) and I. Nelson and Sandy spent time with our family and they brought their family to visit us. We were always warmly welcomed at their house in Fenwick, MI and were included in all their gatherings and holidays. We also included them in our daughters weddings, high school graduations and having them was always a wonderful delight. We cared so much about their friendship that we moved to Florida, just two doors down. Nelson and Sandy were there for me as both a mentor and friend as Delroy's health failed. I will never be able to repay the gratitude I have for these two. Nelson and Sandy's entire family will remain forever in my heart. I will miss Nelson's witt and advice and will until the day that I die. Thank you for showing up on my doorstep so long ago. Aloha my friend, Love Lynda