CullmanTimes.com - Cullman, Alabama

Obituaries

May 27, 2013

John Nelson Jr.

CULLMAN — John Nelson Junior died peacefully on Saturday afternoon, May 25th at Cullman Long Term Care Center.  He was preceded in death by his father John, his mother Alcie, his brothers Ottis, Fred, and Grady, and his sister MarySue.  He is survived by his devoted wife, Catherine D. Nelson, his three sons, Larry D.  (Linda) Nelson, Gary W. (Jennifer) Nelson, and Jerry A. (Roxanne) Nelson, his seven grandchildren Laura M. (John) Forbes, Leslie M. (Joseph) Godwin, Derek M. Nelson, Kevin J Nelson, Blake W. Nelson, Kali Nelson, and John Gavin Nelson as well as five great grand children Alexandria E. Forbes, Sydney M. Forbes, Mackenzie K. Forbes, Jacob E. Forbes, and Catrina R. Godwin.   He is also survived by nieces and nephews Brenda Horn, Diane Brown, Maxi Nelson, Bruce Nelson, Sharon Painter, and Charlotte Ecklund, as well as many others.

Junior was drafted during his senior year at Cullman High School into the U.S. Marines and served in combat in the Pacific.  After returning from World War II he finished High School at Cold Springs in 1947.  He joined the U.S. Air Ford retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service.  He then worked another 25 years in the security industry, for Lanson Industries and Dalbert Chemical before retiring the second time.

Visitation will be at Cullman Funeral Home on Tuesday May 28th from 6pm - 8pm, and the memorial service will be at St. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church on Wednesday May 29th at 11am.  Mr. Nelson will Lie-in-state at the church on Wednesday from 10am - 11am.  In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to St. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church or Omega Hospice.  Cullman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.cullmanfuneralhome.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Sharon Capps Phillips

    Funeral services for Ms. Sharon Capps Phillips, 69, of Springhill will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at Cullman Funeral Home Chapel, Mike Waters officiating, with interment at Springhill Cemetery.

    April 17, 2014

  • James Edward McCravy

    Funeral services for James Edward McCravy, 80, of Cullman will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Hanceville; with interment in Ebenezer Cemetery. He will lie in state one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

    April 17, 2014

  • Mira Dean Gentry

    April 16, 2014

  • Farris Dale Easterwood

    Funeral services for Farris Dale Easterwood, 59, of Cullman will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, Pastor Kenneth Terry officiating, with interment in Springhill Cemetery.
     

    April 16, 2014

  • Dianna Bailey Newell

    Graveside services for Dianna Bailey Newell, 67, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Etha Cemetery, Darryl Bailey officiating.
     

    April 16, 2014

  • Mickey Shane McClendon

    Funeral services for Mickey Shane McClendon, 38, of Cold Springs will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Cold Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Junior Garmon and Horace Swann officiating, with interment in the church cemetery.
     

    April 15, 2014

  • Annie Puckett Schill

    A memorial gathering for Annie Puckett Schill, 83, of Vinemont will be  from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home. Interment will be at a later date in Flint Creek Cemetery.
     

    April 15, 2014

  • Joel H. Hambrick

    Funeral services for Joel H. Hambrick, 89, of Cullman will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery on Glory Hill Road.
     

    April 15, 2014

  • Farris Dale Easterwood

    Funeral services for Farris Dale Easterwood, 59, of Cullman will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, Pastor Kenneth Terry officiating, with interment in Springhill Cemetery.
     

    April 15, 2014

  • 4-15 TUES. obit Reid.jpg Athree ‘Marie’ Mae Reid

    Funeral services for Athree "Marie" Mae Reid, 82, of Hanceville will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Paul Campbell officiating, with burial in Missionary Grove Cemetery.
     

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo