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418 North 13th Street
P.O. Box 1557
Corsicana, TX 75110
Phone: 903-874-3755
Fax: 903-874-5621
Glenn Nelson

Glenn Travis Nelson

Wednesday, January 20th, 1932 - Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
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Glenn T. Nelson, age 87, of Bartlett, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Crestwood Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama. He was born on January 20, 1932 in Corsicana, Texas to George Thomas Nelson and Lorene Lincoln Nelson.

Glenn grew up in Dallas, Texas and graduated from Sunset High School where he was active in football, track and field. He attended Kilgore Junior College in 1949 & 1950. He then moved on to Navarro College where he graduated in 1953. Glenn earned a BBS from Midwestern University in Wichita Falls, Texas where he also played football.

He was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy in June of 1956. He served in four shore stations and he served on the USS Lexington (CVA16), the USS Hoist (ARS40), the USS Little Rock (CLG-4), and the USS Tripoli (LPH10). Glenn received numerous medals during his career, including Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal w/ ā€œVā€, Navy Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal w/1 Bronze Star, Navy Expeditionary Medal (Taiwan) w/1 Bronze Star (Cuba), Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ 4 Bronze Stars, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross Citation, and Vietnam Campaign Medal. Glenn retired from active service as a Lieutenant Commander in June of 1976.

He returned to college at the University of Memphis earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981 and a Master of Arts degree in 1982.

Glenn was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Mary Frances Poncik Nelson.

He is survived by his children; Tom Nelson and wife Denise of Brownsboro, Alabama and Amy Nelson and husband Bill Green of Greensboro, North Carolina; his grandchildren: Will Green, Elise Nelson and Celeste Nelson; and his brother, Fred Nelson and wife Martha of Chatfield, Texas.

Graveside services with military honors will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette, Texas with Mr. Mike Steindorf officiating.

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    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Prairie Point Cemetery
    Address
    KERENS, TX

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