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Nelda "Nel" Futch

May 14, 1927 — January 15, 2019

Nelda Nel Futch, 91 of Charlotte Harbor, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019. She was born in Indianapolis, IN to Clifford and Iva Robbins on May 14, 1927. Nel moved to the area from Indianapolis after marrying her husband, Otis Futch on January 4, 1950. She was a vital part of Charlotte County serving for 31 years at the Frizzell Tower in El Jobean as Towerwoman for the Division of Forestry. This job was crucial as she was responsible for spotting fires and radioing them in. Nel loved what she did and at one point in her career was the best in the state, holding the highest number of fires spotted. She loved being outdoors whether it be working in the yard, camping or hanging the laundry. Nels family was her life, they meant more to her than anything else and always came first. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and was loved by all that knew her. Nel will be greatly missed by her husband of 69 years, Otis; son, Otis Odie Jr (Deanna); daughters, Geri (Doug); Kristy (Chad); as well as 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her twin, Donna; sisters, Thelma; Francis; brothers, Norm and Russell. The family will receive friends 10:00am -11:00am Saturday, January 19th at the Punta Gorda Chapel of Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services with a service in celebration of Nels life following at 11:00am. Burial will be held at Indian Springs Cemetery at 12:00pm.

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