A memorial service for Stephen E. Nelson, age 73, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 11, 2022, at New Beginnings Fellowship with Bro. Wilton McMorris and Bro. Larry Jordan officiating. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m., prior to service time. Honorary pallbearers will be his many nephews.
Stephen passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at his residence. He was born on January 31, 1949, in Kings, California, the son of Edward and Lydia Lowery Nelson. He married Charlotte Hinton on December 17, 2001, in Texarkana, Arkansas. He was a cattleman and auctioneer for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Ashlea Gray and husband Jason of Bolivar, MO, Marla Jones of Austin, Texas; son, Kyle Tate of Cumby; and grandchildren, Tristan, Sawyer, and Hudson Gray, Hank Adams, and Reed Tate.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bob Nelson.
Memorials may be made to New Beginnings Fellowship, 155 Jackson St. N, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482, where he loved his church family and served them as a deacon.
Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.