Bruce Edward Nelson
Funeral Date: 8/13/2009

Bruce Edward Nelson, age 82, of Warren, AR. died Sunday August 9, at Wagnon Place Nursing Home. Born December 26, 1926 at Ingalls, AR. a son of the late James Louis Nelson and Mary Emma Bowman Nelson he was retired from the U.S. Air Force with 22 years service, a World War II Navy veteran, served 2 years in the Arkansas National Guard, a retired manager of the City of Warren Sanitation Department, former member Warren City Council for 8 years, member First Baptist Church, Caleb Sunday School Class, member V.F.W. and Warren Lions Club. Also, preceding him in death was a brother Clifton Nelson, sisters Lillie Belle Mann, Barbara Ivey, Roma Mildred Nelson, Eleanor St. John. Survivors are his wife Jean Hoyle Nelson whom he married October 1, 1955. 1 son Michael Edward Nelson and spouse Janice, Warren, AR., 3 daughters Leisa Kim Thomas and spouse Phillip, McClouth, KA., Mary Grace Martin and spouse Mike, Lowell, AR., Laura Jean Hays and spouse Danny, Texarkana, AR., 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Thursday August 13, First Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Stanley officiating. June Bierbaum was pianist and soloist was Marlin Raines. Burial with military honors was in Union Hill Cemetery at Ingalls, AR. by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were the U.S. Air Force Honorís Team. Honorary pallbearers were Phillip Thomas, Mike Martin, Danny Hays, Blake Harrod, Jeremy Nelson, James Nelson, Martin Lucus. Caleb Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church and Arkansas Camp Hunting Club. Memorials preferred First Baptist Church Building Fund or Bradley County Veterans Museum.



Name: Mary Ann Clanton
Message: I am so very sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers.

Name: Nancy McBee
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Bruce was such a fine man and will be missed by all who knew him. My prayers and sympathy.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: Jean and family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Judy Thompson
Message: Ms. Jean & family, I am so sorry about your loss. He was so sweet and became my friend in the little time I knew him...Please tell Laura I am thinking about her... Judy-Senior Care

Name: J. W. and Betty Greenwood
Message: Jean, J and I have such wonderful memories of the times we spent together; just visiting or traveling and always J and Bruce had to have food involved! They are wonderful memories. We're thinking of you.

Name: Janie Burks
Message: Just want you to know that I am praying for you and your family. Mrs. Jean, you are a precious, precious lady that I dearly love. God Bless

Name: William,Toni & Brent Miller
Message: Jean and family you all our in our prayers. So sorry for your loss.

Name: Randy & Tammy York
Message: Our thoughts & prayers are with you!

Name: Kathy and Roy Henson
Message: We are so sorry for your loss, your family is in our prayers.

Name: Terri & Bill Slaughter
Message: Melissa, Grace & family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: Mrs. Jean and family. I am so sorry to read of Mr. Bruce's passing. You will be in our prayers

Name: Belinda Jackson
Message: Bruce was a special man and will be greatly missed. His visits to see mother were her light in a dark painful time. My prayers are with you.

Name: Jackie & Jerry Johnson
Message: Jean and children, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Message: Mike and Janice, This is the time we discover how important precious memories are. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Name: Daphne Hargis
Message: Kim and family, so sorry for your loss of Mr. Bruce. I think of yall often.

Name: Judy Richard Cox
Message: Ms. Jean, Mike, Laura, and family, I know you will miss Bruce, he was a good friend to our family over the years. All of you will be in our prayers.

Name: Amy Kulesza
Message: My heart is with you all; be comforted that he is with the Lord now and enjoying his rewards. May God bless you all during this difficult time.

Name: Debbie Richards Wilson
Message: Jean & family, I was saddened to hear of Bruce's death. I have many memories of your family from my childhood. You will be in my prayers.

Name: Norman & Sandra Word
Message: Jean & Family: Please know that you are in our prayers. Bruce was such a dear man and will be missed by all.

Name: Scott, Kelly, Wilson, and Linda Richards
Message: We am so sorry to learn of the passing of Mr. Nelson...We send the prayers of our family to yours.

Name: Judy and French Wynne,Jr.
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you--- may God comfort all of you during this sad time.

Name: RDeWayne (Rickey) Banks
Message: Mike, Kim, Grace, and Laura: It has been over 30 years since I last saw any of you but I have very deep and special memories of our escapades at WHS in band, choir, and my mother's drama class. I recently lost my father, James Banks, on April 30 so I know how you must feel at this time losing such a great person as your dad. Know that your family is in my prayers. Whenever I visit my mom and often pass your house on Bond Street I reflect on all the fun we use to have. Take care of yourselves and I am here if you ever need me and I will forever consider you as my friends. I will make sure momma gets a copy of your dad's obituary. Love, Rickey

Name: Gina Taylor
Message: Grace and Laura- I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.