Doyle D. Nelson  1931-2023


Doyle D. Nelson passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2023. He was born on July 29, 1931 in Van Alstyne to Hardie D. Nelson and Alma Ruth Canada Nelson. He married JoAnna Harbuck on Aug. 3, 1951 in Irving. 

Doyle was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Damon Nelson and Jerry Nelson; and an infant son, Bryan D. Nelson. 

He is survived by his wife of 71 years; daughter, Janet Nelson Hester and husband Tom of Winnsboro; daughter, Nancy Nelson Jackson and husband Tim of Quitman; son, Russell Scott Nelson and wife Cindy of McGregor; grandchildren, Matt Jackson of Lindale, Anna Zachary of Bettie, Elizabeth Jackson Miller of Bettie, Adam Nelson of Dallas and Ben Nelson of North Richland Hills; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

His Celebration of Life service will be Thursday, May 18, at Church on the Rock in Quitman, with visitation at 1 p.m. and service at 2.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Doyle can be made in his memory to Texas Scottish Rite Childern’s Hospital in Dallas, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, Texas 75219 and Tunnel to Towers Foundation.