September 25, 1934 – November 14, 2019
Conrad M. Nelson, 85, of Bedford, died Thursday, November 14, 2019, at his residence.
Born September 25, 1934, in Bedford, he was the son of Oman Carl and Anna Marguerite (Robbins) Nelson. He married Catheleen Cheek on June 13, 1953, and she preceded him in death on October 26, 2017. He retired in
1990 from Civil Service and from the National Guard in 1994 after thirty-three years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Connie Elaine Nelson, of Bloomington and Sherri Lynn Nelson, of Jasper; a son, Oman Lee Nelson and wife, Madelyn, of Springville; grandchildren, Christopher Nelson, Jordan (Angel) Manning, Austin Manning and Brady Manion, all of Bedford and Amy (Lane) Hewitt, of Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Caitlyn Hewitt, Alexis, Gabriel, and Hattie Nelson, Hadley and Lincoln Manning.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a daughter, Sandra
Leigh Nelson; a son-in-law, Sgt. Steve Axsom, MCSD.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Richard Tallman and Pastor Taylor Quinley officiating. Burial will follow in the Dive Christian Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 17th and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Oolitic Baptist Church or Oolitic Kiwanis Club.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.