Nelson Walter Torrance

Published 4:43 pm Saturday, October 14, 2023

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Nelson Walter Torrance, 71, of Manassas, Virginia, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on September 18, 2023.

Nelson was born in Arlington, Virginia on October 18, 1951 to George Walter Torrance and Evelyn Marie Torrance. He graduated from Oakton High School before owning and running a trucking company in Northern Virginia for over fifty years.

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Nelson was the most giving and caring person to everyone in his life. His family and friends will be forever grateful for his unconditional love and noble advice. Nelson’s greatest love was his family.

He will lovingly be remembered by his son, Ryan Nelson Torrance of Kill Devil Hills, NC; his daughter, Nicole Torrance of New York, NY; his son, Wesley Torrance of New York, NY; ex-wife, “mother of his children” and longtime friend, Michele Torrance of Kill Devil Hills, NC; his grandson and greatest joy, Maddox Ryan Torrance of Kill Devil Hills, NC; his brothers, Rodney “Ronnie” William Torrance of Lovettsville, VA, Derek Wesley Torrance of Stephens City, VA, Gary Paul Torrance of Berryville, VA and sister Michelle Lynn Torrance of Ranson, WV and his many nieces and nephews.

Nelson was preceded in death by his parents George and Marie and his brother Steven “Stevie” Michael Torrance.

Nelson’s family is in the process of arranging his Celebration of Life and will announce the details soon.