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William Herschel "H" Nelson Jr.


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William Herschel "H" Nelson Jr. Obituary
William Herschel "H" Nelson Jr. age 85, of Idalou, Tx passed away on June 13, 2018. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Floydada with Rance Young officiating. Interment will follow at the Floyd County Memorial Park in Floydada, Tx. Arrangements are under the personal care of Moore Rose Funeral Home of Floydada.

"H" was born August 8, 1932 to W.H. Nelson Sr. and Mildred Nelson. He grew up in the Baker Community just outside Floydada. The youngest of four children he graduated Floydada High School in 1950. He married Loene Nelson (Williams) on November 21, 1952. H. was drafted into the Army in 1954 and was stationed in Baumholder Germany for 2 years. After his service, they moved back to Floydada, Tx to farm. In 1972 they moved to Bayfield, Colorado after purchasing an R.V. Park at Vallecito Lake. They moved back to Lubbock, Tx in 2006.

"H" a self-described "Tinkerer" was always fixing or building something. The joy of working with his hands led to a hobby of woodworking and carving. His favorite things to carve were cowboys and Santa Clauses and enjoyed showing his carvings at county fairs. He also enjoyed collecting and had an extensive collection of old hammers, screwdrivers and oil cans.

"H" is preceded in death by his wife Loene Nelson, parents, William Herschel "Gigs" Nelson Sr. and Mildred Nelson, sisters, Opal Hart, Lou Blodgett, and Jean McAnear.

He is survived by 2 sons, Dirk Nelson and wife Tish of Bayfield, Co., Kevin and wife Terry of Idalou, Tx; 2 daughters, Linda Huffmyer and husband Mark of Bayfield, Co., Leeta McClard and husband John of Centennial, Co.; 8 grandchildren, Ben Nelson, Matt Nelson, Eric Nelson, Neal Nelson, Lonny Nelson, Jessica Evans (Huffmyer), Jeff Huffmyer, Lauren McClard, 9 great grandchildren, and brother in laws, Elmer Dean Williams and wife Martha of Floydada, Leon Williams of Petersburg, Tx.

Memorials may be made to .

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com
Published in The Durango Herald on June 14, 2018
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