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Jack Nelson

Thursday, March 16, 2023
Jack Nelson

Jack Nelson, 83, of Fort Worth and formerly of Andrews, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2023 in Gainesville, Texas surrounded by his family. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life at 2:00 pm Friday, March 17, 2023 at the First Baptist Church, 201 NE 2nd Street, in Andrews with Dr. James T. Egan, senior pastor of the Journey Church in Gainesville, Texas, officiating.

Interment will follow in the Andrews Old Cemetery under the direction of McNett Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 pm at McNett Funeral home and immediately afterwards at Casa Bella, 900 NE Avenue K. Please celebrate his life by visiting www. The family will receive friends on Friday at the home of Pam and Dan Fisher, 35 Prairie Lane following the graveside service.

Jack was born on May 6, 1941 in Gorman Texas to James Edward Nelson and Lily Dell Hagar Nelson. After many moves chasing the oil boom, the family moved to Andrews in 1946 and made their home. Jack graduated from Andrews High School in 1960 and married Serena Kay Allen on August 14 of that same year. Jack later attended Odessa College and Texas A&M University. He began working for Texaco and retired after thirty plus years.

Jack and Serena raised a son and two daughters. Jack loved Jesus, family, friends, and of course the Dallas Cowboys. He enjoyed golfing, grandkids, and anything involving a hat. Jack was preceded in death by his wife Serena of 57 years.

Jack is survived by his son Randy Nelson and his wife Linda of San Antonio, two daughters, Kelli and husband Dr. James Truett Egan of Gainesville Texas, and Jana and husband Scott Clark of Fort Worth, and one daughter in love Penny Dupler Nelson of Grapevine,Texas, eight grandchildren, Nash Nelson, Noah Nelson, and wife Sara Anne, Nantz Nelson, Kolten Galindo Nelson, Kara Grace and husband Mike Talbot, Truett Egan, Callen Clark and wife Audrey, Jessie Madden and husband Garett Spencer, two brothers, Ted Nelson and wife Phillis of College Station, and Scotty Nelson of Andrews, and many other relatives including sister in-laws, Shirley Morrow of Abilene, Pat and Don Watts of Colorado, and Susan and Bob Mueller of Austin and brother in-law, Duane Gibson of Austin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister in-law, Barbara Loper, and brother inlaw, Mike Gibson.