Wilbert E. Nelson

September 27, 1924December 1, 2013
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Wilbert Eugene Nelson, 89, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Taylor SPJST Nursing Home. Wilbert was born September 27, 1924 in Hutto, Texas. He was a 1943 graduate of Taylor High School. He retired from Alcoa in 1987 after 32 years. Wilbert was a member of 10th Street Methodist Church, SPJST Lodge 187 Round Rock, Thorndale VFW Lodge 4009, and Alcoa Union Local 4895. He had been residing at the SPJST Assisted Living Home for the past three years and recently moved to SPJST Nursing Home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Dora Nelson, his wife Betty Nelson, his son, Rodney W. Eschberger, his son-in-law, Willis D. Holman, II, an infant daughter, Henrietta, and his granddaughter, Allyson Marie Holman.

Wilbert is survived by his wife of 44 years, Gladys Nelson, his son, Douglas Nelson (Janiece), his daughters, Patricia Norwood (Jerry), Sharon Holman, Nancy Johnson (Allan), Lori Petty (Alvin), 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held, Tuesday, December 3, 6-8:00pm at Condra Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10AM, December 4 at Condra Funeral Home in Taylor, Texas with Reverend Dr. Travis Summerlin officiating. Burial will follow at Taylor City Cemetery

Pallbearers will be his son, sons-in-law and nephews.

The family would like to thank the Staff and Caregivers at SPJST Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facilities and Resolution Hospice for the care of our love one.

Memorials may be made to 10th Street Methodist Church Memorial Fund, Taylor, Texas.


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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Condra Funeral Home

December 6, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time

Gail (Mucha) Stenholm

December 4, 2013

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers

Janis Marek

December 4, 2013

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

Leigh Ann & Buster Lorenz

December 4, 2013

Know we are thinking of you at this most difficult time and are keeping you and your family in our prayers.

Cuyler & Donna Thompson

December 3, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Leland & Gladiola Kruse

December 3, 2013

We are sorry for your loss and pray God's comfort and peace during this time.

Beth Bronk

December 3, 2013

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Peace and comfort to each of you during this time.

Lisa Steubing

December 2, 2013

My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time. I have so many memories of Uncle Wilbert and Gladys as a child with Gus and Esther. May love fill your hearts to have been blessed with such a loving man.