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David Lynn Nelson

October 5, 1944 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

David Nelson Obituary

Sinton - David Lynn Nelson, age 79, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2024. 

David was born October 5, 1944, in Sinton Texas to parents James Nelson and Evelyn (Mayfield) Nelson.  David married the love of his life, Iva Mary Brauchle, on March 16, 1964. Together they had four children – David II (Bubba), Joe, Jennifer, and Charlie. 

David and Iva began their marriage in Robstown but soon left for Pasadena/Deer Park where they lived, raised their children, and began his career in the refineries with Crown.  While living in Deer Park, David was an active Mason.  After leaving Deer Park, he kept his membership active until recently. In 1982, they moved to Three Rivers where he worked as a supervisor for Diamond Shamrock.  In 1985, David and the family returned to Sinton where he worked for Valero until retirement in 2007.  After retirement, David developed a love of woodworking and crafted several pieces of furniture for their home as well as his children and friends. 

He is preceded in death by his parents: James and Evelyn Nelson; siblings: Joyce Sexton; grandson: Matthew Nelson.

David is survived by his wife: Iva Mary Nelson; four children: David Nelson II (Paula), Joe Nelson (Charmain), Jennifer Nedbalek (Troy), and Charlie Nelson (Kimberly); six grandchildren: Joey Nelson, Sarah Nedbalek (Seth Smith), Cody Nedbalek (Taylor), Kyle Nelson, Ella Nelson, and Mason Nelson; two great-grandchildren: Harlee Conley and Riley Nedbalek.

Please join us in celebrating David’s life on Monday, January 29, 2024.  Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM at the Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel, Sinton. A graveside service will follow, 10:00 AM at the Sinton Cemetery with Reverend Thomas Goodwin officiating.

Pallbearers will be Joey Nelson, Cody Nedbalek, Kyle Nelson, Mason Nelson, Seth Smith, Nathan Coates. Honorary pallbearer, lifelong friend, Morris Tate.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to South Texas Children’s Home located in Beeville, Texas.

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Celebration of Life
January 29, 2024

9:00 AM
Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel
606 S San Patricio
Sinton, TX 78387

Graveside Service
January 29, 2024

10:00 AM
Sinton Cemetery
700 Cemetery Rd
Sinton, TX 78387


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