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Oliver Nelson passed away on February 9, 2014 at the age of 83. He was born on September 13, 1930 in Danville, IL to Elisha and Lucille (Edwards) Nelson. Oliver was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wyvon Nelson; daughter, Robin Nelson; brother-in-law, William H. Nelson; survived by his daughter, Danita Nelson; son, Oliver Lee "Stretch" Buford, his wife Evelyn; grandchildren, Oliver Lee Buford Jr., Schuyler Nelson-Brown and Ivy Love, husband Dwight; great-grandchildren, Donovan and Iyana Love; sisters, Cora Harper, Jewel Nelson and Estella Crawford, husband Draymon; and brother, Elisha Nelson. Oliver was a member of the American Legion, Post 667, in Universal City, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, and a Prince Hall Mason, Lodge # 31 and a trustee at the Resurrection Baptist Church. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. at Resurrection Baptist Church, Schertz, TX. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Resurrection Baptist Church, Schertz, TX. Interment will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 2:30 P.M. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
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Published in Express-News on Feb. 12, 2014