ROBERT EARL NELSON

Robert Earl Nelson, 71, life long resident of Oney Oklahoma, was called home by the Lord on Thursday, December 12, 2013 in Midwest City, Oklahoma. He was born February 27, 1942 to Elmer and Alice Hazel (Compton) Nelson in Albert, Oklahoma. He graduated from Oney High School with the class of 1960. He was very active in sports and FFA where he received The Chapter Farmer of the Year award. He also attended Drauans Business College in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He worked for the Turnpike Authority and helped with the building of the Turner Turnpike. He was united in marriage to Linda Swihart on May 28, 1965, from this union was born three children. Robert Earl farmed in the Oney Community until 1996 where he raised peanuts, wheat and cattle. He was united in marriage to Velma Williams on March 12, 1999. He enjoyed going to all the school functions when his kids were young and enjoyed going to all the grandchildren's school functions when they came along. His greatest love was for his family, he especially enjoyed spoiling the grandkids. He enjoyed riding horses, going to Rodeos and hunting. He was a member of the Oak Dale Missionary Baptist Church. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by one son, Justin Nelson and wife, Jennifer of Hinton, Oklahoma; two daughters, Stacie Bray and husband, Bill of Tuttle, Oklahoma and Christie Fontenot and husband, Benji of Hinton, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Kali and Austin Sharry, Caje, Terrin and Tandy Fontenot, Matthew and Kade Drummond, Blake Bray and Katlin Nelson, one sister, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Linda, the mother of his children, two grandchildren, Nathan Bray and Catherine Drummond, one brother and two sisters. A Celebration of Life was on December 16, 2013 at the Oney Christian Church with Dustin Tackett officiating. Burial followed at the Albert Cemetery, Oney, Oklahoma under the direction of the Fort Cobb Funeral Home in Fort Cobb. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.smithfuneralservices.com
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