Blake Nelson

Date of Birth: July 24, 1948  |   Date of Death: Nov 3, 2012   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012. 

Blake Nelson, 64, a long time resident of San Marcos, passed away at his home on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012, surrounded by his family.  He is survived by his wife, Donna,of Seguin, Texas; two sons, Mark (Cynthia) Nelson of Temple, Texas and Blake (Lindsey) Nelson of Plano, Texas; two daughters, Michele (Jim) Polich of Waco, Texas and Ashley (Steve) Orndorff of San Antonio, Texas; brother, Lars “Bo” (Debbie) Nelson of Normangee, Texas and sister, Vicky Nelson of Lajitas, Texas; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Blake had recently retired from the general contracting/real estate development industry after moving to San Marcos in 1986.  He and his wife, Donna, recently relocated to the countryside in Seguin where he could enjoy the abundant wildlife and gardening.

A “celebration of life” for Blake will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012, at the Hill Country Event Center located at the corner of Centerpoint & Hunter Roads in San Marcos, Texas.  Reverend Kenneth Polk (KP) will officiate the celebration with music by Mark McConkey.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Homestead Heritage Ministries, P.O. Box 11, Elm Mott, Texas 76640.

Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-353-4311. Obituary and guestbook online at


10 Condolences

  • Nancy & Lee Hailey

    November 5th, 2012 on 7:23 pm

    Donna & Family
    We are so sorry about Blake, We are keeping you in our prayers.

  • Chris & PJ Casey

    November 5th, 2012 on 11:15 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we are grateful to have known Blake; a good man who was a friend to all of us.

  • Dan and Jean Jordan

    November 6th, 2012 on 12:39 am

    Donna and family. We join with all who knew Blake in offering our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May you find peace and comfort in your beautiful memories.

  • Kathleen Cheatham

    November 6th, 2012 on 5:38 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Blake was a good man. We share your grief at this very sad and difficult time. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • Debbie Sweatman

    November 6th, 2012 on 8:49 pm

    Donna, I am so very sorry for you and your families loss.
    You are in my daily thoughts and prayers.

  • Dick and Patti Ellis

    November 7th, 2012 on 5:45 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Blake’s passing. We have such fond memories of all the times we spent with y’all at our condo in Port Aransas. Such fun times we had. He was such a great guy. Our home is open to you anytime you are in Dallas. Here is our address and phone numbers.
    9121 6th Street
    Frisco. TX 75033
    Dick 972-510-4355
    Patti 214-636-1368

  • debbie Johnson

    November 7th, 2012 on 9:51 pm

    Donna and family.
    So sorry to hear about Blake. Johnnie told me
    the last time I was in Austin. I will be thinking about you at this difficult time.

  • Judy Parker

    November 7th, 2012 on 10:38 pm

    Dear Donna and family,

    Grieving for you in your loss. Lean on each other. Philippians 4:7
    “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” You are in my prayers.

  • Ron and Glenda Carnes

    November 9th, 2012 on 1:57 am

    Dear Donna and family,

    May you know the peace and love of God at this time. Remembering you in prayer.

  • Mary Ann Hyatt

    November 9th, 2012 on 3:35 pm

    Dear Donna and family,

    I was shocked and sorry to hear about Blake. My heart aches for you. I’m sorry for your loss.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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