Mark Alan Nelson of Farmersville, Texas passed away December 3, 2017 at the age of 63. He was born July 6, 1954 to Henry Nelson and Mary Ruth (Hart) Nelson in Dallas, Texas. While stationed in Germany, Mark served his country proudly in the United States Army and continued his service to the country in the Peace Corps. He earned a bachelor degree at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas and earned a master's degree at University of Texas in Austin, Texas where he was an instructor of labs. Mark was a decedent of Salmons, Beck and DaFron (early settlers of Plano) and Strickland, Harts, and Watkins (early settlers of Fairview). He enjoyed eating and going to the movies. Mark was a compassionate uncle to his nephews who he loved as his own and a caring son to his mother during her illness.
He is survived by his brother, Danny Nelson of Whitney, Texas; sister, Brenda Emerson of Plano, Texas; nephews, Chris Nelson of Castle Rock, Colorado, Kyle Nelson of Leonard, Texas, and Adam Emerson of Plano, Texas; great-nephews, Cade Nelson of Whitney, Texas, Cross Nelson and Logan Nelson of Castle Rock, Colorado; aunt, Jean Johnson of Plano, Texas; and many friends.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents and his fury companion of eighteen years, Bo.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.
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