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Colonial Funeral Home

625 Kitty Hawk Road, Universal City, TX

OBITUARY

Colonel Norman S. Nelms U.S. Army, Retired

October 30, 1929April 26, 2020

Norman S. Nelms the son of Ellis and Euna Nelms was born October 30, 1929 in Rocky Mount, NC. Norman passed away April 26, 2020 at his home in San Antonio at the age of 90.

Norman enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1947. He rose to the rank of Colonel and retired in 1976 as the Adjutant General, U.S. Army Health Services Command after 29 years of service.

Norman attended Infantry Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, GA, Command & General Staff College, and the Army War College. He held numerous assignments in infantry units and assignments in administration at Battalion, Division, Army and Pentagon levels. He served in both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. Throughout Norman’s life he was an avid golfer, bowler and coin collector and after retiring he worked at the Windcrest Golf Club. His real passion was fishing with his family and friends along with an occasional trip to the casinos. He was a longtime member of the Windcrest United Methodist Church where he had served on several committees over the years. He was honored to be a part of the Neighbors Helping Neighbors ministry along with his late and beloved friends Joe and Bev Eckhart. He enjoyed the many years of working out at Gold’s Gym with all his workout/coffee friends.

Preceding Norman in death are his parents and his first wife Dorothy Jean Nelms whom he was married to for 60 years. He is survived by his wife, Bunny Nelms, children Debbie Turner and husband Wayne, Norman S. Nelms Jr. and wife Katherine; grandchildren, Jennifer, Nicole, Douglas, Gilda, Racheal, Blayne and 5 great grandchildren, Kyleigh, Dylan, Rylen, Landon and Kaylynne along with his sister Barbara Jackson, brother Tom Nelms and wife Nancy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in Norman’s name to A Childs Hope Community Orphanage or a charity of your choice.

Services

29 May

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Colonial Funeral Home

625 Kitty Hawk Rd
Universal City, Texas 78148

29 May

Celebration of Life Service

11:30 am

Colonial Funeral Home

625 Kitty Hawk Rd
Universal City, Texas 78148

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Colonel Norman S. Nelms U.S. Army, Retired

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Bunny Nelms

May 25, 2020

On this Memorial Day weekend , Col. (RET) Norm Nelms is honored by our “Good News” Sunday School Class of Windcrest United Methodist Church.

Nancy Sager

May 22, 2020

It's hard to lose a great one, and that's what Norm was. We always knew he was an incredibly smart guy, but there was so much more to him. He was funny, kind, and an unbelievable baker! It was an honor to call him our friend.

Mary Hatch

May 20, 2020

Norm was one of the nicest people I have ever met. Sunday mornings were very special, listening to the latest fishing adventures with Joe Eckhart. They had some pretty funny stories! Going on day trips was fun with you both, and of course, when you both asked my Jim to marry you, he was so honored. I will never forget how Norm helped me with the military ID renewal. I treasure his friendship, and am grateful that he brought Bunny into our lives.

Jim McClain

May 19, 2020

A great man. I am honored and humbled by being blessed to have known home for this brief time.

meridith lewis

May 2, 2020

To Bunny and all of Norm's loved ones, Jutta and I were saddened when we heard Norm went off to a better life, if that's possible. He lived a Great Life here & we were drawn to his lasting friendship by his kindness and sharing qualities. The family can take comfort in his being in a better place. Love Jutta & Ray

Bunny Nelms

May 1, 2020

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