Gerald Lee Nelson, Sr., better known as "Jerry" passed away November
8th 2014 at the age of 69.
Jerry was born January 22, 1945 in Oklahoma City to Paul & Geneva Nelson.
Jerry was a Godly man who loved studying his Bible. He loved the Lord and
knew Him on a personal level. He trusted Him to lead his life and that's
exactly what He did. God lead him to Lana and they spent 13 loving years
together as husband and wife.
Jerry worked many years at a painter. In fact, Jerry worked a lot on many
different things. It seemed like there really wasn't anything that
he couldn't fix. Even though he was limited with his hands, he was
able to do more, see more, fix more, love more and live more than most
other people. He could take anything and creatively build something with
it. His family was always so amazed at his resilience and determination.
Jerry taught his children many things but one of the things that stands
out is Jerry was truly an example of, "Do More with Less". In
fact, his motto was, "Use it or Lose It". He was an amazing
man who never gave up on life, or living it.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Lana; his 4 children, Gerald Lee
Nelson, Jr. and wife Angel, Karen Hughes and husband Keith, David Nelson
and wife Kellie and Erica Dreadfulwater and husband Jeremy; 11 grandchildren:
Sommer, Jesse, Derek, Zack, Karsen, Brock, Dakota, Natalie, William, Braiden
and Brandon; 1 great-grandchild, Avalie; a brother, Pat Nelson and wife,
Connie. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Michael Paul
Nelson and a brother, Paul Nelson.
A Memorial Celebration will be held 11:00 am, November 28th 2014, at the
Compass Assembly of God located at 13455 Loop 56, Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
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