Funeral for Lloyd Nelson, 86, Lawton, will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at Calvary Assembly of God with the Rev. Byron G. Elmore, pastor, officiating.
Lloyd Nelson passed away Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Lawton.
Burial with military honors will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens under direction of Becker-Rabon Funeral Home.
Mr. Nelson was born July 22, 1931, in Monette, Ark., to William Edward and Ollie Myrtle Hill Nelson. He married Juanita Maxfield on Feb. 14, 1976, in Lawton. Since 1987, he had been attending Calvary Assembly of God. Mr. Nelson served in the U.S. Army from Aug. 6, 1952, until August 5, 1954. He then worked for Mistletoe Express and for Warner Trucking as a truck driver. He also worked for the Comanche County Sheriff's Department from 1989 until his retirement. His favorite pastimes were attending church, playing his banjo and guitar, seeing his grandchildren, meeting friends and family for a cup of coffee and reminiscing about his time at the sheriff's department, which would always bring a smile to his face. He is one who LOVED his job.
He is survived by his children and their spouses: Gloria Jean Porter, Lawton, Gail and Jerry Dixon, Cache, Deloris and Bearl Dixon, Warrensburg, Mo., Vicky Drzewucki, Lawton, Sandra Evans, Lawton, Lloyd Allen Nelson Jr. and Brenda, Omaha, Neb., Mary Herrera, Norman, and Ricky Nelson, Memphis, Tenn; 12 grandchildren to include Amanda Brown and her husband, Shannon, and a great-grandchild, Scotty Story, all of whom Lloyd raised as his own, as well as Becky, Skip and Robbie Harrison, Phil and David Maynard, Chris and Jerry Don Dixon, Shanna Summit, and Shawn, Shane and Seth Dixon; 31 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Myrna Shelly, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Sibbie Shepard, Beebe, Ark; a brother, Leamon Nelson, Austin, Texas; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Shirley and Loyd Robinett, Oklahoma City.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers: Charles, Doug, and Bill Nelson; his sisters: Arveleah Ward, Ollie Coffey and Elmarie Kirby; a granddaughter, Amy Pettijohn-Rivera; and a son-in-law, Wayne Porter.
The family will greet friends from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at the funeral home.
An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at www.beckerfuneral.com.