Albert Charles Nelson Sr. passed away on June 30th, 2021 at his home in Conroe, Texas. Al was born on August 28th, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was 81 years old when he died.
Al graduated from LaSalle University in 1961 and moved with his family to the Houston area in 1970. They relocated to Conroe in 1974, where he lived until his passing. He worked in sales for Shell Chemical/Huntsman for over 20 years. After retiring, he was a small business owner and worked with the special needs clients at Bridgewood Farms.
Al had a passion for history and loved traveling to new places to expand his knowledge of the world. He was a diehard Astros fan who even served as a Girl Scouts co-troop leader for his daughters. He loved playing cards, bowling, and cruising with his wife.
Al is survived by his wife of 62 years, Flo, his four children and son-in-law, Michael Nelson, Albert Nelson Jr., Kelli and Rob Hamilton and Kathi Gartside, as well as his sisters-in-law Joan Junginger and Terri McCoog. Al was also "Papa" to seven grandchildren, Rion Hamilton, Lindsay Duke, Tyler Hamilton, Nicole Gartside, Amy Gartside, Shelby Frederick, and Austin Nelson; as well as three great grandchildren, Ethan, Rylan and Rylee. The family also wishes to extend their gratitude to loved ones who provided care and comfort in Al's final months, including Keri from Silverado Hospice and close friends Karen, Marty, Debbie and Edith.
Al's fun-loving personality and compassionate heart will be dearly missed by friends and family.
A celebration of Al's life will be held on Wednesday, July 14th from 2-3PM at the McNutt Funeral Home at 1703 Porter Road in Conroe, TX. The service will be followed by a reception for friends and family from 3-5PM at the Texas reception hall at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Bridgewood Farms scholarship fund at www.bridgewoodfarms.org
Published by The Beaumont Enterprise from Jul. 11 to Jul. 12, 2021.