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2010-10-14 / Obituaries

Brady D. “Big Brady” Nelson

April 29, 1932 - October 6, 2010

Brady D. “Big Brady” Nelson, Sr. was born April 29, 1932 in Rockdale to Felix “Bud” and Addie (Powers) Nelson. He was one of seven children. He attended school in Salty and Rockdale.

In 1962, he and Barbara King were married in Rockdale. To this union two children were born.

Big Brady was owner and operator of Brady’s Pest Control and a rancher until his retirement. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Rockdale. He was a supporter of numerous local and civic organizations.

Big Brady passed away Wednesday afternoon, October 6, 2010 at his home with his family. He had reached the age of 78. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Edward Sexton and Buddy Nelson. Four sisters, Bertha Baker, Hazel Tucker, Edna Reid and Anita Whiteley.

Surviving; His wife of 48 years, Barbara Nelson of Rockdale. Daughter, Kim Jones Leschber and husband Kenny of Rockdale. Son, Brady D. Nelson, Jr. and wife Sherri. Grandchildren, Brenten Clyde Jones and wife Stephanie of San Antonio, Blair Jones of College Station, Kathryn B. Nelson and Brady D. Nelson, III both of Rockdale. Mother-in-law, Julia King of Rockdale. Aunt, Elizabeth Powers of San Antonio and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Chapel with Rev. Doug Springer officiating. Burial followed in the Salty Cemetery.

Visitation was held at 5PM to 8PM Friday, October 8, 2010 at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers, Brenten Clyde Jones, Blair Jones, Brady D. Nelson, III, Keith Bean, Trey Baker, Bill Luckey, Barkley Garner.

Honorary pallbearers; Nathan Baker, Eddie Gerren, Floyd Byrd, Rodney Spence, Judith Matula, Ronnie Wiley.

Memorials may be made to, Rockdale Fair Association, PO Box 1059, Rockdale, TX 76567 or Salty Cemetery Association, 230 CR 447, Thorndale, TX 76577, Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 586, Rockdale, TX 76567.

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