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Alfred (Al) Leroy Nelson

March 8, 1933 — March 13, 2016

Alfred (Al) Leroy Nelson

Alfred Leroy (Al) passed away on March 13, 2016.  He was born on March 8, 1933 to Sam and Ophelia (Tumlinson) Nelson in Bishop, Texas.  He attended Schreiner Institute and graduated from Bishop High School and Texas A&I.  He was a veteran of the United States Army. After serving in the Army, Al was employed by Southern Minerals.  He served as business manager for Sinton ISD and later retired as business manager of Gregory-Portland ISD.  He also worked at First Community Bank of Corpus Christi. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Portland as well as the Masons, Texas Association of School Business Officials, and the Portland Kiwanis Club.  He was on the Board of Directors of the San Patricio Municipal Water District for thirty years. Besides spending time with friends and family, Al enjoyed hunting and "talking cattle".

  Al is survived by his wife Mary Lou, his brother Kenneth Nelson of Bishop, Texas, daughter-in-law Nancy Nelson of Kingsville, grandson Travis (Laura) and great-grandson Samuel of Corpus Christi, and granddaughter Katie Nelson of Kingsville.

  Besides his parents, he is predeceased by an infant son, his son Sam Nelson, and his brother Robert Nelson.

  A celebration of Al's life is to be at the First United Methodist Church of Portland, 4545 Wildcat Drive, on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 1:00 p.m.  A visitation and reception will precede the service at twelve noon at The First United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at 3:30 pm at the Restland Memorial Park in Bishop, Texas

  Those who wish to send tributes other than flowers might consider the memorial fund of the First united Methodist Church of Portland.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

12:00 - 1:00pm (Central time)

First United Methodist Church

Portland, TX

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

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Portland, TX

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