Nelson, Ronald Joe Sr. Ronald Joe Nelson, Sr. beloved husband, Daddy, Granddaddy, brother and trusted friend to many, passed away Feb. 13, 2013. He was born Oct. 21, 1941 in Dallas, TX, the son of Oscar Joe & Ruby Lee (Boss) Nelson. A proud US Marine veteran, Ron served his country honorably & was a member of the Black Sheep Squadron. A good neighbor, he was quick to lend a helping hand. Whether it was serving his country, working in his career or raising his family, he took great pride in a job well done. All those who knew and loved him will miss him. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Patricia "Pat" Nelson; children, Jennifer Nelson, Wendy Harger & husband, Rick, Ronald Joe Nelson, Jr. & wife, Gillian; grandchildren, Ricky Don Harger, Jr. Ronald Joe Nelson III, Nicholas Christian Harger, Gabrielle Alanna Nelson & Chloe Rachel Nelson; great-grandson Isaiah Christian Harger; sister, Anna West, along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins & friends. Funeral Service is 10:30 AM, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville. Burial follows at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation. www.lungcancerresearchfoundation.org
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Published in Dallas Morning News from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, 2013