Nelse K. Provence, 61, of Granite City, passed away at 10:03 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.
He was born Nov. 24, 1954, in Granite City, a son of the late William and Louise (Williams) Provence. Nelse was employed at Granite City Steel in Granite City after 39 years of dedicated service. He was a member of the Granite City Masonic Lodge No. 835 and proudly served his country with the United States Army. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.
He is survived by a daughter, Sonya Provence of Kuwait City, Kuwait; two sons, Ross Provence of Temple, Texas, and Nelson Provence of Granite City; a grandson, Dylan Provence of Temple, Texas; a brother, Bruce Provence of Caseyville; his former wife, Sharon (Rawlings) Provence of Granite City; other extended family and many friends.
In celebration of his life and in accordance to his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and no services will be held. Memorials may be made to the Autism Society.
Irwin Chapel of Granite City in charge of arrangements.