Harold Charles Nilson, 79, passed away in Bedford, Texas on March 9, 2019. He will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. We rejoice in knowing He is in the presence of His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Harold grew up in Hartford, Conneticutt with his parents, Harold Isadore & Adeline Fistler Nilson and his siblings, Joan Nilson and Doreen Nilson Martin, who have preceded him in death. Harold met the love of his life of 44 years, Alicia Veles Gihring Nilson, in Groton, Conneticutt and married on January 18, 1975. Eventually, moving to d’Iberville, Mississippi, where they lived for over 30 years raising their family. Recently moving to Texas, to be close to grandchildren and great grandchildren, he lived out his last days.
He is survived by his daughters, Lynda Gihring Krupa (Mike Krupa, son in law), Lisa Gihring Myrick (David Myrick, Son in law), and his son Stephen Gihring. His grandchildren Steven House (wife, Jillian House), Joshua House, Joseph Krupa, Maria Krupa, John Myrick, Joshua Myrick and his great granddaughter Natalie House, daughter of Joshua House.
A veteran, Harold received an Honorable Discharge from the US Army following several tours in Vietnam. He will be remembered for his deep sense of loyalty to his country, his intense love for his family and his tender heart towards children in need. Harold enjoyed collecting movies and comic books most of his life.
We ask in lieu of flowers, that you would make a donation on his behalf to St. Judes (www.stjude.org).
Harold requested that no memorial or funeral services be held. He will be laid to rest at Southern Memorial in Biloxi, Mississippi, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.