Anthony "Tony" Charles Nelson

October 26, 1942December 21, 2012

Retired Trooper Tony Nelson Anthony ‘Tony’ C. Nelson was born October 26, 1942 in Culvert California to Cecil and Charlene Nelson. He went to be with our Heavenly Father December 21, 2012. He is survived by his mother Charlene Grayson, sister, Celeste Craig both of Lawton, Oklahoma, his loving wife Patsy Nelson of Oklahoma City, OK. Children, Callie Nelson of Mustang, OK., Anthony ‘Scott’ Nelson and wife Terri Nelson of Yukon, OK., grandchildren, Amanda Gonzalez and husband Luis Gonzalez of Manhatten, Kansas, Colby Gullett of Mustang, OK., Anthony ‘Blake’ Nelson and Fiance’ Karissa Coates of Oklahoma City, OK., Brittany Low and husband Dakota Low of Yukon, OK., Jacob Nelson of Yukon, OK., great-grandchildren Carson Low, Alexa Gonzalez, Ryker Low and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. He is preceded in death by his father Charles Nelson and brother Michael Nelson. Tony spent his entire career working in law enforcement. He began his career working for the Watonga Police Department in Watonga, Oklahoma, later he began working as a ranger for lake Arcadia in Edmond, Oklahoma. In 1988 Tony began working for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and was positioned at the State Capital as a capital patrolman, and was later transferred to his dream position as a highway Patrolman at Lake Thunderbird. Tony not only patrolled the highway between his home and the lake, but he patrolled the open waters of Lake Thunderbird. In 2002 Tony was named Oklahoma Trooper of the Year and IACP Southern Region Trooper of the Year representing 12 southern states for his actions of saving a young girls life that had been severely injured in a boating accident. His love for his family and his job showed in everything he did. Tony has received numerous accommodations during his 23 years of Service for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Bethany in Bethany Oklahoma at 2:00 pm on Thursday December 27, 2012. Services entrusted to the care of Baggerley Funeral Home, 930 South Broadway, Edmond, OK. Baggerley will host a visitation Wednesday December 26, 2012 from 9am to 8pm with a family visitation from 6pm to 8pm.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 27, 2012
  • Viewing Wednesday, December 26, 2012
  • Visitation With Family Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Anthony "Tony" Charles Nelson

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Ken Kelly

January 7, 2013

The world lost a great man,big heart always happy to help> you will be missed

Linda Hulsey

January 5, 2013

I met Tony when I worked at ODOT. He was the kindest person you could ever want to meet. My deepest heartfelt sympathy to all of you and may God give you peace.

Clay Henry

December 31, 2012

Tony was one of a kind indeed, as is his family.
God speed.

Linda&Denny Lunsford

December 31, 2012

Pat,Scott and Teri,I know there is a hole in your heart from your loss.Fill it with all the wonderful memories good times good deeds that your friends and relatives have sent and know peace in your I'm sure Tony would have wanted you to have
love to all!

December 29, 2012

Tony will be truly missed. He was truly amazing and meant the world to so many people. When he surprised me at my wedding that was the best gift he could have given me.
Michaela (Turner) Closson

Carolyn Jordan

December 28, 2012

Tony was my daughters father in law that became her dad, and a very special friend to me. Him and Patsy are the most wonderful friends a person can have. I always enjoyed our times together at Blake and Jacob's football games. He was a wonderful man to have had the privlage of knowing him was my blessing. He will be missed so very much by all who knew him. Heaven has a new angel.

Noah and Deneise Ladd

December 28, 2012

Tony was our neighbor for many years and he really was the most helpful person we ever ran across. He will be missed by everyone in the neighborhood. He was always outside and talking to all of us and protecting everybody in any way he could. He told us this was going to happen and it broke our hearts. Our deepst sympathy goes out to his family and friends because Tony was an Angel on earth. I know he is watching over all of us from above. Thank you Tony for everything you did for everyone.

Sheryl Garner

December 27, 2012

Tony was one of the nicest people I ever had the pleasure to meet. A truly great soul has left the earth and is now residing in heaven. He will be greatly missed. My condolences and prayers to his family.

Kathy (Durham) Sells

December 27, 2012

Tony, was such a caring, Big hearted Person. The compassion that he had for everyone, even as an officer, he did his job without the attitude of, Thank you for being a part of all our lives. We will miss you dearly.

Lisa Moon

December 27, 2012

I will always remember and cherish cousin Tony's wonderful hugs! My memories of growing up with Tony and Patsy around are ones of laughter and smiles. He touched so many of us with his loving ways. I love you Tony, Lisa