Cole Funeral Home

1113 West 5th Street, Mcgregor, TX


Bobby Nelson

March 23, 1939January 29, 2020

Bobby Nelson, 80, of Moody, Texas passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. A visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 3, 2020 at Cole Funeral Home in McGregor, Texas.

Bobby was born on March 23, 1939, in Waco, Texas, to John Daniel Nelson and Mary (Marrs) Nelson. He grew up, attended high school, and married Peggy Permenter in Moody, Texas. Bobby’s interests included fishing and riding motorcycles. He enjoyed entertaining everyone by telling jokes, and loved Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies. Bobby had a special place in his heart for his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Preceding Bobby in death were his parents, John Daniel and Mary Nelson, and great grandson, Rilen Smith.

Survivors include wife, Peggy Nelson; daughters, Carol Vasquez, Terry Smith, Sherry Robinson; sons, Dennis Nelson, David Nelson; granddaughter, Leigh Anne Turner; grandsons, Jason Nelson, Justin Nelson, Derek Robinson, Tyler Smith; great grandchildren, Ethan Smith, Jalyssa Turner, Jaymi Turner, Joseph Turner, Jameson Turner, and Brooklyn Smith.

Bobby’s family would like to send a special thank you to the loving caring staff members of Westview Manor and Bluebonnet Hospice.


  • Visitation Monday, February 3, 2020


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Ethan Smith

February 13, 2020

I sure miss my papa bear! Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. I'm glad I got to talk with you right before you went to heaven. Tell God hello for me. I miss our laughs and miss how happy you would be to see me. Love you papa bear. Dont worry, I'm watching and helping granny when I can. Luv your grandson Ethan.

Rosie Mayfield

February 3, 2020

Leigh Anne Turner

February 1, 2020

Papa and his grandson Ethan. 🏍🧒

Leigh Anne Turner

February 1, 2020

Papa (Bobby)and Grandma (Peggy). ❤

Rosie` Mayfield

February 1, 2020

Peggy & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. We are loosing too many relatives, three beloved cousins recently, Dorothy Faye, William Harm, and now Bobby John. I will certainly miss talking to him on the phone and his sense of humor. May God bless you and comfort you.

Melissa Pruett

January 30, 2020

Many memories growing up of Bobby and his family. They were more like family than just neighbors. My love and prayers to Peggy, Turry, Dennis, David, Sherry and the rest of the family. Love, Melissa