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Thurman Lee “Hi Fi” Nelson

FORT WORTH-Thurman Lee “Hi Fi” Nelson passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 at the age of 72.
Veteran’s tribute: 10:15 a.m. Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, Lane 2.
Thurman was born Sunday, January 19, 1947 to the late Moses and Ossie Ola Alexander Nelson in Wagoner, Oklahoma. He graduated from Muskogee Manual Training High School and attended Langston University in Oklahoma. He entered the US Army in 1969 and honorable retired in 1989. He served as helicopter aircraft maintenance supervisor and earned the air assault badge and airframe and power plant license. He was a consultant for car sales and leasing in Las Vegas, Nevada. He also was an armed border patrol agent for Nevada Bureau of Reclamation serving at the Hoover Dam. Later, he became a correctional officer for Texas Department of Corrections and a code enforcement officer for the city of Tyler, Texas. Thurman met his wife Eva in Kassel, Germany and they were married in 1979 in Kopenhagen, Denmark. He was totally committed to his family and strived to be a good father to his children and a good husband to Eva which he lovingly called “Luv”.
Thurman is preceded in death by his parents, Moses and Ossie Ola Nelson; sister, Betty Jean Wilson; brother, Moses Nelson Jr.; sister, Doris Nelson; and sister, Ruthie Mae Alexander.
Survivors: “Luv”ing wife of 40 years, Eva Luise Nelson; son, Hans Nelson; daughter, Tanya Kimberlain and husband, Scott; daughter, Kristina Nelson; granddaughters, Aaliyah Simone Nelson, Ariana Luise White and Ava Mae Nelson; sister-in-law, Elke Lore Menz; brother-in-law,Irvin Alexander; brother-in-law, Conjurel Wilson; and many special nieces and nephews and friends.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Doris J Davis 316 Shawnee valley drive East Stroudsburg Pa18302

    Prayers are with you and family. RIP my dear cuz.

  2. My love goes to you and the girls and Irv.

  3. Ollivette Cooper

    Peace be unto to you my long time friend.

  4. Nathan&Rhonda Bradley

    The Nathan&Rhonda Bradley Family send our heart felt condolences to the Thurman “Hi-Fi Nelson Family!!! Eva we love you and pray for God comforting hand upon you on your lost of my dear friend Hi-Fi !!! Stay strong and may God bless and keep You!!! R.I.P. my friend, Thurman Hi-Fi Nelson

  5. Liz and king gass

    I am so sorry for ur loss hope u all know he is in a better place may God bless u and ur family..u r all in my family’s u all..

  6. Maedella Nelson Stiger

    So sorry for your lost, Hold your head up high he only left the room for a while , he is by your side just waiting for you to open the door and hold his hand, God bless you and the family, he will make away. Thurman first cousin, Parker, Colorado

  7. So sorry for your loss. Classmates loves Hi Fi and was so happy to see him on our 50th reunion and to meet you his “Luv”. Praying for the family. Holding in your heart forever.

  8. Eva, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and the family during this time of your loss. I am so thankful that I got an opportunity to know and spend time with Brother Thurman while in the military. I always admired his love and devotion to you his Luv and family. He will be sorely missed. May you be comforted by the prayers of friends and family, and in the quiet moments, may you be comforted by all the memories that have been created over the years which began when your lives were joined together. May God Bless, keep, and comfort you now and forever.

  9. Madolyn Love-Thompson

    Hi Fi and I grew up in the same neighborhood and attended the same schools throughout high school graduation. I am moved by his bio, accomplishments and family commitment which demonstrates what a person of good character he was. My condolences to the family on behalf of myself and his classmates of MTHS ’66.

  10. Just found out “Hifi” passed this weekend. RIP my 3rd Street Friend.

  11. Moore's Automotive

    Our hearts go out to you Eva.

    We’ll miss you Thurman. It was nice talking to you all those times in our waiting room.

    -Dustin and your friends at Moore’s Automotive

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