Jess W. Nelson – Class of 1953 – November 12, 2015
Jess W. Nelson, 80, of Oakland City, entered rest on Thursday, Nov 12, 2015, at St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Jess was born on August 5, 1935 , in Evansville, to Jessie and Virginia (Bilderback) Nelson.
He was a graduate of Winslow High School, Class of 1953.
He served in the United States Air Force during Vietnam, was a member of UMWA, and worked at Old Ben 1 Coal Mine. After retirement, he did carpentry work in the area.
He is survived by a son, Shon Nelson, of Lynnville, a grandson, Shon W. Nelson II, of Elberfeld; a granddaughter, Tasia Phillips of Evansville; a sister, Lyndall Capen of Indianapolis; a brother Alan Nelson, of Winslow; and great-grandchildren, Lili Young, and Grant and Wyatt Nelson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Elden Nelson; and granddaughter, Brandy Nelson.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov 21, 2015, at Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel, with Dr. Robert Asa officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time.
Family and friends may send messages of comfort to www.lambbasham.com