PORTLAND. Ore. - Veldon ‘Wayne' Nelson, 64, of Portland, Ore., and formerly of Brownwood, died on July 9, 2011, in Portland. A small service was held on July 10, 2011, in Portland.

He was born on Dec. 27, 1946, in Brownwood to Pressie Frank Nelson and Lois Lucille Nelson. He was raised in Brownwood, and later served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his brother, Roy Nelson of Los Angeles, Calif.; and son, Jeffrey Wayne Nelson of San Angelo.