Services to honor the life of Neil will be held 2:00pm Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Vondel Smith Mortuary - South Western (6934 S. Western Ave).
God called Neil home on March 8, 2018. The beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many was born January 8, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York to Edward and Elsa Nelson. After graduating high school, Neil served proudly and honorably in the U.S. Navy. Before retiring, he was a dedicated employee of K&G Fish Company in OKC for over 30 years. Neil’s first marriage blessed him with his son, Kevin. Neil married June Spitler, the love of his life in 1984 and welcomed her children into his family. He was a good provider and loving husband for 34 years. Never one to shy away from asking questions, he made friends wherever he went. He was never afraid to do something new and constantly pushed himself to learn. Neil cared greatly about people and managed to stay in touch with family and many friends both near and far. Neil, a man who kept his promises, kept his word, honored commitment and a man of integrity will forever be missed but will always be remembered.
He was preceded in death by his:
Parents ~ Edward and Elsa (Ebert) Nelson;
Stepson ~ Tracy Spitler;
Brother-in-law ~ Don Smith.
Survivors include his:
Best friend and wife ~ June of the home;
Son ~ Kevin and wife Ann of Shawnee, KS;
Stepson ~ Greg Spitler of OKC;
Stepdaughter ~ Julie Spitler of OKC;
Grandchildren ~ Austin Spitler and wife Brittany; and Kennedy Nelson;
Great-grandsons ~ Cameron and Dallin Spitler.