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Charles Nelson

Charles NelsonFuneral services for Charles “Charlie” Nelson, age 78 of Sulphur Springs, were Wednesday, March 28, at Piney Grove Baptist Church with Darrell Brown and Rev. Al Davis officiation.

Burial followed at Piney Grove Cemetery with Kyle Presley, Cameron Geautreaux, David Nelson, Donald Bullard, Cody Burks and Dillon Burks serving as pallbearers and the Texas Roadrunners serving as honorary pallbearers.  
Mr. Nelson was born Nov. 26, 1939 in Upshur County to James and Nellie Nelson. He married Kathryn Lee Howard, who preceded him in death, then married Vonda Chester on Feb. 19, 2000, in Sulphur Springs. He was a commercial painter, worked for 17 years at Western Union and owned and operated Mercury Painting for 28 years. He was a member of Family Motorcoach Association, Texas Roadrunners and Piney Grove Baptist Church..He died Sunday, March 25.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; son, Randy Wayne Nelson; son-in-law, Russell Presley; sisters, Juanita (Nelson) Bullard and Bertha Mae Ramey; brothers, Cleo Nelson, J.D Nelson and Lee Nelson.
Mr. Nelson is survived by his wife, Vonda Nelson; daughter, Karen Presley of Corpus Christi; sons, Roger Burks and wife, LeAnn of Mount Vernon, Gary Burks and wife, Sharri of Gladewater; 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; brother, Mark Nelson and wife Peggy; sisters, Jaunice Wilehem, Vida Taylor and husband, Robert.