Scott Leon Nelson, 58, passed away October 26, 2010, after sustaining injuries in an accident in his van. Scott was born in Cedar City, Utah on October 31, 1951 to Harris and Naideen Nelson. He married Debra Cripps on December 26, 1970 and they were later sealed in the St. George LDS Temple. Scott was very active and athletic when he was young. He loved to Water Ski and Snowmobile and he loved spending time Navajo Lake and Lake Mead with family and friends. He served in the Utah National Guard from 1969 to 1976. When Scott was 26 years old, he was injured in a horse riding accident and was paralyzed from the neck down. But anyone who has ever met him, knows that didn't slow him down a bit. He loved the outdoors, hunting, checking his cows and driving his van. He always had a smile on his face and a positive word for anyone who had the time to listen. His family and friends never heard a complaint about his circumstances. Scott worked part-time for the Department of Workforce Services for 24 years and later worked at District Court. He enjoyed the friends he had the opportunity to work with and the chance he had to make a difference. Scott loved spending time with his grandchildren. He gave the best "rides" on the back of his wheelchair and became a superfan of any sport the kids were participating in, braving lots a cold, windy days at the ballpark to watch the them play. Scott was always the "foreman" when any job needed to be done. He couldn't do any of the work himself, but had lots of time to think about the perfect way to get a job done. The hard part was for those who actually had to do the job to meet his standard of perfection. Scott was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in all his callings to the very best of his ability. He was always willing to help anyone in need. He was a perfect example of service and taught us all how to make the best of a bad situation and what it really means to endure to the end.Scott died while doing what he loved to do, checking on his cows and driving his van. He leaves a big hole in our hearts that will never healed. But we know that he is now free from his wheelchair and is jumping for joy and that makes us smile.Scott is survived by his wife Debra Nelson who dedicated her life whole life to him; his children, Jason (Stacy) Nelson and Randi (Colby) Robinson; his grandchildren, Tyrell and Bret Woodmancy and Bailey, Brock, and Kyler Robinson, all of Cedar City, Utah; his brother Alan (Judy) Nelson of Page Arizona and his sister D'Ann (Kim) Esmeier of Las Vegas Nevada. Scott was preceded in death by his parents Harris and Naideen Nelson.A viewing will be held on Thursday October 28, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 pm and Friday, October 29, 2010 from 9:00-10:30 am. Both viewings will be held at the 15th Ward Chapel located at 500 West 400 North, Cedar City Utah. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 11:00 am at the 15th Ward Chapel located at 500 West 400 North, Cedar City, Utah. Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.