OBITUARY

Donald Edward Nelson Sr.

April 23, 1944April 5, 2021

Donald Edward Nelson Sr., 76, passed away April 5, 2021 at home in Lone Oak, Tx surrounded by his family.

He was born in Dallas to Effie Loraine and Richard Nelson Sr. Graduated from Sunset High School in 1962, attended college at Texas A&M of Commerce and Arlington College, then was called to fight for his country in the Vietnam War. (Army 1965-1967).

He is survived by his wife Bea Lake-Nelson of 22 years, his older brother Richard (Dickie) Nelson Jr., his former wife Kathy-Sanford-Nelson, and their children, daughter Rhonda Lynn Nelson-Harvey and husband Donald Harvey of Weatherford, son Donald Edward Nelson Jr. and husband David Oleniczak-Nelson of Plano; step daughters Patricia Lake-Voyles of LaRue, and Kristina Lake-Bell and husband Alex Bell of Sachse; a combined total of 10 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.

Services

19 April

Visitation

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Laurel Land Funeral Home

6300 South R.L.
Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75232

CDC guidelines will be followed. Social distancing and masks are required.
19 April

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Laurel Land Funeral Home

6300 South R.L.
Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75232

CDC guidelines will be followed. Social distancing and masks are required.
19 April

Committal Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery

2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75236

CDC guidelines will be followed. Social distancing and masks are required.

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John Turner

April 7, 2021

Bea and Family,
My sincerest condolences on the loss of Don. I regret not having the chance to know him and all of his family better. From what I knew though, he was a good man, an American and a Patriot.

Jan Mcpherson

April 7, 2021

To Don’s wife Bea, I know you are heart broken over this loss. I can see through the photos how much you loved each other. I love you dear friend n will continue prayer for you. I was fortunate to meet Don n I believe I met a daughter also. Love n prayers for the family of Don .

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