John Nelson
2/25/1924 - 4/21/2020

 John Bradley 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.

John served 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.

Those left 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. 

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