Justin Neal Nelson
6/5/1992 ~ 8/26/2021
Justin passed away unexpectedly on August 26, 2021. Justin was born on June 5, 1992 in Ogden Utah to John L. (Julie) Nelson and Lori Ann Nelson.
Justin was a very quiet and shy person but still managed to find friends easily. He especially gravitated to people that were much older than he was; he had an “old soul”. He married Megan Parker, later divorcing, but remained very close friends.
He was an avid fisherman and a very talented fly tyre. Then several years ago he gave that hobby up when he became vegan. He was extremely careful about what he ate as to not exploit any living thing.
He loved the outdoors and always liked to take people hiking and camping that had never been before. He cooked for himself every day and liked to try new recipes. He made his own bread and pastas from scratch.
He was very involved in restoring old bicycles and had finished several for friends. He also loved music and could play the piano and the guitar. He had a few piano lessons but none for the guitar and was really an amazing guitar player. He was in the process of rebuilding an old Fender guitar. His close friend Tyler Maez is going to finish it for him. He was a very talented artist and loved to draw and watercolor.
Justin is survived by his parents, his parental grandparents Edwina Jo and Newell Nelson; his nephews Kylan Benik and Devin Benik, his niece Emberlee Benik and lots of aunts, uncles and cousins; as well as Megan.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents and his brother Andrew Benik. Justin is now in the presence of his beloved brother Andrew.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 11 am at the Syracuse City Cemetery, 1290 S. 1000 W. Syracuse, Utah.
Services entrusted to Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah.