Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


January 13, 2011

Charles B. Nelson Sr.

Charles B. Nelson Sr., 79, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at his residence.

Charles was born Dec. 9, 1931, to Dan and Mamie Nelson. He attended school in West. He worked for REA, Navarro County Electric for 25 years. Since his retirement, his favorite pastimes were drinking coffee at Braums in Corsicana, and "shooting the bull" with the guys. He enjoyed dancing with his loving companion Billie Herod, hunting with his son Charles Jr., and being with the two granddaughters he so adored, Britny and Taylor Nelson. He married Annie Laurie Deskins on Feb. 22, 1957. In 1966 they became the proud parents of a son, Charles B. Nelson Jr. Mr. Nelson was a veteran proudly served in the army.

He is preceded in death by his wife; his mother and father; and six brothers and one sister.

Survivors include his son, Charles B. Nelson Jr. of Austin; loving companion, Billie Herod of Corsicana; extra special granddaughters, Britny Nelson and Taylor Nelson of Austin; sisters, Josephine Bebout of Corpus Christi, Pearl Garza and husband Paul of Waco; special friend and sister in law, Thelma Nelson of Waco; he is also survived by several nieces and nephews and many many friends.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will begin at 11a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at the Funeral Home.

An online guest book is available at by selecting the Charles Nelson Sr. obituary.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


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