Paul E. Nelson was born in Central City, Nebraska on June 4, 1930 to William and Amelia Nelson. He died the morning of September 26, 2017 He was preceded in death by his wife Loretta Nelson. Loretta and Paul were wed on August 7, 1949 and celebrated 62 and 1/2 years of marriage. To this union were born 7 children. One daughter died in childbirth and is buried in Dodge City, Kansas. The other surviving children of this union include: Stephen & wife Lisa and family of Hugoton, Kansas, Gaylene Stiles & husband David and family of Bethany, Oklahoma, Ricky and family of Oklahoma City, Paul Douglas& family of Joelton, Tennessee), David & wife Debra and family of Denton, Maryland and Darin of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Paul was a route supervisor with Fairmont Foods out of Dodge City, Kansas for many years prior to becoming self employed. Paul and family lived in Moscow, Kansas from 1963 to 1969 before moving to Bethany, Oklahoma. For the past 48 years Paul was a carpenter and operated his own business in the Oklahoma City area. He, along with son Ricky and a full crew, trimmed many new homes in Oklahoma City and for a period of time in the Annapolis, Maryland area. While living on the east coast, Paul and Loretta had an opportunity to travel rather extensively visiting sites in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Tennessee, Washington DC, Boston, Baltimore, Chesapeake Bay, Philadelphia and spending time on the island of Nantucket doing remodel and trim work. Both Paul and Loretta loved southern gospel music and attended Bill Gaither concerts when possible as well as other Christian artist concerts. Paul loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren and attended many school and church functions. He was an avid story teller who enjoyed putting a "funny spin" on a variety of personal happenings over the years creating a lot of smiles and laughter from his audience. Paul attended the First Nazarene Church in Bethany, Oklahoma and also enjoyed his Sunday School class. Prior to attending the Bethany Nazarene Church he served as a church board member, usher, choir member and soloist at other community Nazarene churches. Heaven is now his home as he is reunited with Loretta, family and friends. Along with his family members, her also leaves his loving dog Molly. Viewing Monday, October 2nd, 2017 - 10:00 AM - Bethany First Church of the Nazarene 6789 NW 39th Expressway - Bethany, OK - 73008 Funeral Service Monday, October 2nd, 2017 - 11:00 AM - Bethany First Church of the Nazarene 6789 NW 39th Expressway - Bethany, OK - 73008
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