Funeral services for Joe Emmett Nelson, 89, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, August 7, 2011, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Cliff Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until service time. Mr. Nelson passed away August 5, 2011, in Center, TX.
Born November 28, 1921, in Timpson, TX, Joe Emmett Nelson was the son of the late Charlie S. and Hettie (Graves) Nelson. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He and Christine Franks were married in Tyler, TX, on April 30, 1945. Mr. Nelson was a lab technician for Neches Butane for 33 years in Port Neches, TX. In 1981 he and Christine moved back to his homeplace in the Silas Community near Timpson.
Having grown up on a farm, he always appreciated his rural heritage. Hunting, fishing, and shrimping while living on the coast, brought him much pleasure. After his retirement, he continued to enjoy outside work, such as mowing and gardening.
Survivors include his wife Christine of Timpson; sons Charles Nelson and wife Brenda of Moss Bluff, LA, and Neal Nelson and wife Valerie of Nederland; daughters Janis Nelson of Houston and Jackie Cravey and husband Michael of Spring; brothers Gordon Nelson and Elzie Nelson, both of Timpson; grandchildren David and Meagan Nelson and Kevin and Kelli Cravey; and great grandchildren Zac and Maddox Nelson.
In addition to his parents, Joe E. Nelson was preceded in death by his son Carl Nelson.
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