L. Nelson Moretz, 71, of Hickory, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at his residence.
Born April 21, 1945, in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Paul Richard Nelson Moretz and Edna Sigmon Moretz.
Mr. Moretz was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served during the Vietnam Conflict.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Teague Moretz; five stepchildren, Jerri, Terri, Keith, Ron, and Stephanie; a brother, Donald Moretz; and a sister, Mary Clark.
The memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 26, 2017, in the chapel at Bass-Smith Funeral Home, in Hickory, with Rev. Don Ingle officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service, from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m., at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made in his honor to the Catawba County Humane Society, PO Box 63, Hickory, NC 28603; or to a charity of one’s choice.
On-line condolences may be sent to www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com.