John Earnest Nelson

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John Earnest Nelson

June 15, 1948 - December 30, 2018

John Earnest Nelson 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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Mark Smith
Feb 11, 2019
I knew John from the days at Roosevelt Junior High School on through Grant High School until we graduated in 1966. I always saw him and talked with him at our Grant reunions we had every 5 years. I always looked up to John as a good person and my good friend and I admired his athletic prowess as a football player. Even though we didn't see each other very often, I will still miss him greatly and the conversations we had at our class reunions. Godspeed, John. I will see you again. God Bless the family. May God comfort and bless you in your loss of a very good man. Amen.
Jan 10, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to the family. Lots of memories from when we were younger. God be with you and guide you in the days ahead. Lucy, Jr, and Kathleen