Wilbert Eugene Nelson, 89, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Taylor SPJST Nursing Home. Wilbert was born September 27, 1924 in Hutto, Texas. He was a 1943 graduate of Taylor High School. He retired from Alcoa in 1987 after 32 years. Wilbert was a member of 10th Street Methodist Church, SPJST Lodge 187 Round Rock, Thorndale VFW Lodge 4009, and Alcoa Union Local 4895. He had been residing at the SPJST Assisted Living Home for the past three years and recently moved to SPJST Nursing Home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Dora Nelson, his wife Betty Nelson, his son, Rodney W. Eschberger, his son-in-law, Willis D. Holman, II, an infant daughter, Henrietta, and his granddaughter, Allyson Marie Holman.
Wilbert is survived by his wife of 44 years, Gladys Nelson, his son, Douglas Nelson (Janiece), his daughters, Patricia Norwood (Jerry), Sharon Holman, Nancy Johnson (Allan), Lori Petty (Alvin), 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held, Tuesday, December 3, 6-8:00pm at Condra Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10AM, December 4 at Condra Funeral Home in Taylor, Texas with Reverend Dr. Travis Summerlin officiating. Burial will follow at Taylor City Cemetery
Pallbearers will be his son, sons-in-law and nephews.
The family would like to thank the Staff and Caregivers at SPJST Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facilities and Resolution Hospice for the care of our love one.
Memorials may be made to 10th Street Methodist Church Memorial Fund, Taylor, Texas.