Mr. Nelson was a native and lifelong resident of Crowley. He honorably served his country in the US Air Force from 1947 to 1950.
The family requests visiting hours Wednesday, February 13, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Mr. Nelson is survived by his wife Ouida Gilbert Nelson of Crowley; three sons, Wayne Nelson and his wife Aileen of Crowley, Bill Nelson and his wife Judy of Rayne, Stephen Nelson of Lafayette; one sister, Shirley Martin of Houston, TX; two grandchildren, Koury Christy and her husband Michael, and Daniel Nelson.
He is preceded in death by his parents Walter T. and Vera Anise Pedigo Nelson.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.geesey-ferguson.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home, 301 N Ave F, Crowley, LA, 337-783-3313.