2/25/1924 - 4/21/2020
Nelson Jr., from Elm Mott, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 21st
at the age of 96. He was surrounded by his loving family. “JB” as he was
affectionately known, was born in Mt Calm, TX on February 25, 1924 to Florence
Elizabeth (Ferguson) and John Bradley Nelson Sr.
in the U.S Navy from 1944 until 1946 and was a World War II Veteran. He retired
after 40 years from Lone Star Gas Company. John was a dedicated Christian and a
member of Northside Church of Christ where he served as a Deacon for several
years. His past time passion was pitching washers and it was obvious he loved
the sport by how many trophies, awards, and tournaments he won.
to cherish his memory include brother
Jack Nelson and wife June, of Fort Worth, TX, sister Mary Evelyn Haun of
Burleson, TX, brother Thomas Nelson and wife Pat, of Monticello, KY, sister Sue
Trice & husband Marvin of Houston, TX, son John Bradley Nelson III &
wife Donya of Dension, TX, daughter Kay Jackson and husband Paul
of Dension, TX, stepson Danny Bishop
& fiancé Melanie Hollerbach of Axtell, TX, daughter Tammy Nelson of
Palestine, TX; Grandchildren Ryan & Emily Knight, Brittany Bishop, John
Bradley Nelson IV, Sheri Nellis, Brandi Anderson and Tonya Ford; former spouse
Jewel Nelson of Axtell, TX.
Preceded in death by father and
mother, John Bradley and Florence Elizabeth Nelson, brother James Ralph Nelson,
brother Andrew “Bill” Nelson and stepson Robert Bishop.
A memorial service will be held at
Bellmead Funeral home at a later date. Notification of the memorial will be
posted in the newspaper.