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James Warren Nelson
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James Warren Nelson, age 90, of Salem Church Road in Patrick Springs, passed away Wednesday morning March 21, 2018 at Blue Ridge Therapy Connection In Stuart, VA following a short illness.

Warren, as he was affectionally called by family and friends, was born in Martinsville, Virginia on August 24, 1927 to the late Otis P. and Pauline Cooper Nelson.

He served in the United States Army in World War II and then in occupational forces in postwar Japan as a telegraph operator. Following his discharge in 1946, Warren returned to farming in the Critz area of Patrick County. He also worked for Stanley Furniture, Easthampton Rubber Thread and for ten years at Cooper’s Mill in Critz, VA before returning to full time farming. Working with his family, they raised tobacco, beef cattle and hogs together. He was a long time member of Salem United Methodist Church.

Warren is survived by his loving wife of 69 years plus, Dorothy Bingman Nelson of the home, a son Larry James Nelson and wife Diann of Patrick Springs, a daughter Sandra Nelson Tobler and husband Rich of Patrick Springs, Three grandchildren; Lisa Nelson Fain and husband Jon of Danville, VA, Mark Nelson of Melbourne, FL and Sally Tobler Rondeau and husband Tim of Daleville, VA. Also surviving are two great-grandchildren, Clara Fain of Danville, VA and Nora Rondeau of Daleville, VA. He is also survived by a half-brother, Flemon Nelson of Roanoke, VA and half-sister, Rebecca Nelson Sanderson of Greensboro, NC and two special sister-in-laws, Betty Nelson and Virginia Ann Bingman.

In addition to his parents, Warren was preceded in death by his two brothers, Clyde B Nelson and Wilford Nelson and his honorary parents, Willie and Mazie Via.

The Nelson family would like to thank his caregivers, Sovah Home Health Care, aides and nurses, as well as Dr Paul Eason of Collinsville, VA, and the staff of the Blue Ridge Therapy Connection.

The funeral will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Norris Funeral Services Chapel in Stuart, VA. With Reverend John Franklin officiating. Burial will be in Critz Baptist Church cemetery with flag folding ceremony by Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday, March 23, 2018 at Norris Funeral Services Chapel in Stuart.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church 159 Salem Church Road Patrick Springs, VA 24133.

Norris Funeral Services in Stuart is serving the Nelson family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com


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Friday

23

Mar

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Stuart Chapel

129 Howell Lane
Stuart, Virginia 24171

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Saturday

24

Mar

11:00 AM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Stuart Chapel

129 Howell Lane
Stuart, Virginia 24171

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