John Earnest  Nelson

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John Earnest Nelson, 70, of Marlow, OK, passed away on December 30, 2018 in Oklahoma City.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am, January 12, 2019 at Glory Bound Church in Marlow, OK by Pastor David Woods.

John was born in Edmond, OK to Loren Nelson and Irene Koch on June, 15, 1948. He graduated from U.S. Grant High School. He attended college at Cameron, UCO, and graduated from Nation University in La Jolla. John married Linda Meeks on 9/5/98 in Oklahoma City. He worked as a multi-line insurance adjuster for Farmers Insurance for 15 years, and retired from USAA Ins after 16 years. He was a Veteran after serving in the Marines and 4 tours of duty in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He was an active member of the Men's Group at Glory Bound Church, the Duncan Gun Club, the Stephens County Rifle and Pistol Club, and the NRA.

John was preceded in death by his parents and brother Cecil Meeks.

John is survived by his wife Linda Nelson; children Stephanie Dawson, Brian Laws, Jenifer (Marty) Standish, Yolanda (Jan) Pribadi, and children of the heart, Tonya and Brian Hedges; brothers and sisters Paul (Marjorie) Nelson, Susie (Jon) Crews, Susan (Richard) Whomble, Rick Meeks, Randy Meeks, and Carrie Meeks; grandchildren Tyler Dawson, Blakeley Standish, Brigham Standish, and Louie Pribadi.

Memorials may be given to St. Jude's Hospital or the NRA.
Published on January 9, 2019
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