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12/10/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Jim Nelms

James L. Nelms, Jr.
(05 Mar 1939 - 06 Dec 2013)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

 
    We have more sad news this Tuesday afternoon.     Jim Nelms, husband of    Jean Beach Nelms ('60) of SC, passed away at his home in Fort Mill, South Carolina on Friday, December 06, 2013 at the age of 74. 


From the Daily Press - 12/10/13:

             James L. Nelms, Jr.
   

 

 
    FORT MILL SC - James L. Nelms, Jr., 74, a resident of Fort Mill, SC passed away Friday, December 6, 2013 at home after a lengthy illness.

Jim was born March 5, 1939 in Newport News, VA to the late James and Ella Nelms. He served in the U.S. Navy.

Following his military service, he was employed at the Newport News Shipyard for several years before taking a job with C&P Telephone Company until his retirement in 1992. He then followed his dream of driving big rigs and obtained his CDL. Jim drove a semi for 2 weeks before deciding he would rather be at home. Locally he drove a dump truck for several years until his illness caused him to stop.

Jim was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Newport News, VA for 36 years where he faithfully served as a Deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the Naval Enlisted Reserve Association, the Telephone Pioneers of America, and the Peninsula Good Sam Camping Club.

 
 Jim Nelms
 
 
  Survivors include his wife, Jean of 52 years, son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Melissa Nelms of Fort Mill, SC, son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Julie Nelms of Charlotte, NC daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Lee Fetter of Fort Mill, SC, five grandchildren, Morgan, Jack, Cody, Kaylee, Emmy, two brothers, Keith and David, and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank wholeheartedly the staff of Hospice and Community Care, especially MaryBeth, Priscilla, and Lee, also his good friend, Peggy, who helped care for Jim at home and brighten his days.

An 11:30 service will be held Saturday December 14th at Peninsula Funeral Home on Warwick Blvd., Newport News preceded by visitation from 10:00 - 11:30 am. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Community Care, 2275 India Hook Rd. Rock Hill, SC 29732. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press from December 10 to December 11, 2013.

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December 08,
2013 

Aunt Jean and Cousins,
I will miss Uncle Jimmy. He was a great guy. I have so many fun loving memories of Uncle Jimmy, even after he became ill. Ralph said he was always a nice guy in high school. You'll are in our prayers.
Ralph and Debbie

~ Unsigned

 


December 09, 2013  

Sorry for your loss. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

~ ELVIRA SOLIZA, Newport News, Virginia


December 09, 2013

Aunt Jean and cousins,
I will miss Uncle Jimmy very much. He always had a smile on his face even when he fell ill. I have many fond memories of family cookouts and Christmases with the family. My prayers are with all of you. Love ya'll. Donna, Roger and family
 


December 10, 2013

Dear Aunt Jeanie, Danny, Jennifer, and Jeff,
I am deeply sorry for the great loss of Uncle Jimmy. He was always so nice, friendly, and warm to me. I will always remember him with fond memories. We will all miss him. I love you all. My prayers are with you during this time. Much love and blessings, Rebecca Hughes

~ Rebecca Hughes
 


December 10, 2013

Remembering all the fun we had as kids, and growing up together in Newport News. Even in sickness you always had a smile on your face and a great outlook on life. You will be missed.
Your cousin, Mickey
 


December 10, 2013

Jean and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. please know that you all are in my prayers
Peggy Sue

 


December 10, 2013

Harry and I dearly loved Jimmy, he was the sweetest and kindest man we've ever known. You are all in our prayers. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/dailypress/guestbook.aspx?n=james-nelms&pid=168424497&cid=full#sthash.eYd8EQ0l.dpuf

Harry and I dearly loved Jimmy; he was the sweetest and kindest man we've ever known. You are all in our prayers.
 


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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Jean and her family and friends at this difficult time.


 


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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