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Christopher Nelon (6-18-18) service 6-23-18

Christopher Ashley Nelon, 45, of Alpine, Texas, died on Monday, June 18.
He was born in Joliet, Illinois, the son of Sue Smith Barnett and the late Terry Michael Nelon.
Although he received his Associates degree in turf grass management from Western Texas College in Snyder, Texas, and served as the superintendent of several golf courses, he left that career path to work as a derrick hand on the oil rigs of west Texas.  When not in the oil fields, you might find him in Ft. Davis or Dalhart, Texas, working as a cowboy.
He is survived by his mother, Sue Barnett of Pickwick Dam; three children, SPC Corey Tyler Hyatt of the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Compound in Elgin Airforce Base, Florida, and Grady Michael Nelon and Bonnie Christine Pohly, both of Lelander, Texas; his brother, Tye Monroe Barnett of Boaz, Kentucky; and his grandfather, Carl Smith.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roberta Setsor and “Papa Joe,” and Grady and Carolyn Nelon.
Services were held on Saturday, June 23, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Roger Reece officiating. Burial followed in Prater’s Chapel Cemetery at Clifton.