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6934 South Western Avenue
PO Box 891320
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Phone: 405-634-1439
Fax: 405-634-3753
Nelson Trick

Dr. Nelson Trick

Sunday, April 24th, 1927 - Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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He was preceded in death by his parents; Charles Edwin Trick and Hazel Violet (Hendricks) Trick; older brother, Robert Charles Trick; and first wife, Viola Lorene (Collins) Trick.

He is survived by four daughters: Victoria Sue Craig, Bette Kathlene Gilson, married to Bruce Gilson, Hazel Malenda Trick Shaw, married to Clark Shaw and Helen Deana Louise Trick; one son, Nelson Dean Trick II, married to Deborah Trick; eighteen grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great grandchildren.

He graduated from Parker Co-op, Dayton, Ohio in 1945.

He started his formal education at Anderson College, where he met Viola Lorene Collins and they were married June 14, 1946 in Anderson, Indiana at Park Place Church of God. They have 4 daughters.

He continued his education and earned four advanced degrees:
Bachler of Arts from Trinity University, San Antonio;
Masters of Theology and Systematic Theology;
Masters from Bonebrake Seminary, Dayton, Ohio;
Doctorate of Ministry from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio.

He pastored churches in Indiana, Dallas, TX, Tyler, TX, and Capitol Hill in OKC.

On August 15, 1965 the entire Trick household arrived in Houston, Texas where Nelson began his teaching career at Gulf-Coast Bible College teaching Bible and Art.

After his first wife passed away, he married Peggy Ann Matheny on December 15, 1984 in Gaulke Chapel in Houston, Texas.

In the summer of 1985 Nelson and Peggy moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where GBC relocated and Mid-America Bible College and later Mid America Christian University. He continued to teach full time until 2001.
Dr. Trick has said he was honored for the opportunity to teach and to serve the Lord.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
    Vondel Smith Mortuary at South Lakes
    4000 SW 119th Street
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  • Service

    Vondel Smith Mortuary at South Lakes
    4000 SW 119th Street
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  • Interment

    Pearsall Cemetery
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    Pearsall, Texas
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Ron & Shirley Roddy

Posted at 11:17am
Dr. Trick: a servant, a scholar & teacher, a person who loved "doing" for his family, a colleague, a friend. Nelson was someone who taught many of us Old Testament truths and whom students loved. His fellow faculty members loved his wilingness to chair the Faculty Affairs Committee that planned faculty social times, guided the early years of faculy social times when we would meet over game times and sharing of food...and Dr. Pepper had to be a part of those times. He is celebrating with the biblical prophets, apostles, and of course, our Savior & Lord...all of whom he taught so many of us about. Thanks to his family for sharing him with us.
Ron & Shirley Roddy


Posted at 01:39pm
I am so sorry for the family’s loss. Death is one of the hardest trials to cope with. May you find comfort from the future promise recorded in Revelation 21:4 which says “he [God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more.” We have assurance from God’s word the Bible and we can be certain God will fulfill the words from his word.

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