James H. Nelson

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  • "I have known Jim since 1985. He was my Best Man in 1991...."
    - Gary Glass
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    - georgia witt
  • "My little brother Jim has always watched over the family,..."
    - Barbara Dettmann
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    - Randy Miller
  • "Jim never gave up on me, never stopped praying for me, and..."
    - Regina Bates
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Funeral services for James H. Nelson, age 67, of Conroe will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. in Cashner Colonial Chapel with Reverend Brian Baker officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cashner Funeral Home.

Jim departed this life, Sunday, December 18th, 2011 in Conroe, Texas. The youngest of five children born to Robert A. Nelson and Pearl D. Anderson, he made his debut in Houston, Texas near the close of WWII on July 27, 1944. Shortly thereafter, the Nelson family returned to Denison/Sherman in North Texas where they remained. Upon graduation from Denison High School in 1962, Jim joined the Marine Corps and served for 4 1/2 years. When discharged, he returned to Texas. Over the ensuing years, he earned his B.S. from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, worked in law enforcement, returned to Southeast Texas in 1977 and entered oilfield related employment in 1980. Eventually he was a partner in a successful pressure control systems manufacturing company. However, his greatest accomplishment was that he was a man who loved greatly - his God, his family, friends and those connected to his life and persevered to the end. Jim had a heart as big as Texas, never met a stranger, and always had time to encourage and pray for you. He touched lives and left a lasting impression. Those who knew him all agree, he was a rarity, a fine, loving, generous man and you were better for having known him. He will be sorely missed by all, gone too soon, but leaves us thankful that he was added to our lives.

Jim is survived by his wife of 37 1/2 years, Lynn Nelson; his and her children, Scott DuBois of Conroe, Nancy LeFleur of Corinth, Karen DuBois of Willis, Wendy Kerchner of Conroe and Amy Edney of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina; 14 grandchildren; brother, Bob Nelson of Bedford; sisters, Laura Lynn Bogatarev of Dallas and Barbara Dettman of Lewisville; and numerous nieces and nephews and brothers and sisters in the Lord. Among the host awaiting his arrival in Heaven were his son, Rene DuBois; granddaughter, Love Kerchner; and mother, Pearl D., who all preceded him over the last two years. You are invited to leave written messages and condolences for the family on our website at www.cashnerconroe.com.


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Dec. 20, 2011 to Jan. 2, 2012
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