The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

February 12, 2014

Oliver Nelson

The Commercial-News

---- — Oliver Nelson passed away on Feb. 9, 2014, at the age of 83.

He was born on Sept. 13, 1930, in Danville to Elisha and Lucille (Edwards) Nelson.

Oliver was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wyvon Nelson; daughter, Robin Nelson; and brother-in-law, William H. Nelson.

He is survived by his daughter, Danita Nelson; son, Oliver Lee “Stretch” Buford and his wife, Evelyn; grandchildren, Oliver Lee Buford Jr., Schuyler Nelson-Brown and Ivy Love and her husband, Dwight; great-grandchildren, Donovan and Iyana Love; sisters, Cora Harper, Jewel Nelson and Estella Crawford and her husband, Draymon; and brother, Elisha Nelson.

Oliver was a member of the American Legion Post 667 in Universal City, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, a Prince Hall Mason, Lodge 31, and a trustee at Resurrection Baptist Church.

A visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Resurrection Baptist Church, Schertz, Texas. Funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Resurrection Baptist Church, Schertz, Texas. Interment will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

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