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James Franklin Nelson
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Obituary for James Franklin Nelson

James Franklin Nelson, age 83, of Marionville, Missouri, passed away at 4:02 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was born January 23, 1935, in Clever, Missouri, the son of Glen and Eula (Jackson) Nelson.

James was a 1954 graduate of Marionville High School. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was a truck driver for the Muller-Pinehurst Dairy. James enjoyed spending time with his family and bowling.

On September 5, 1995, he married Janis Lynn Jones, in Lake County, Illinois. She preceded him in death on September 2, 2014.

James is survived by five children; Mike Nelson of Aurora, Missouri, Vickie Stiles and her husband, Jerry, of Carthage, Missouri, Andy Roberts and his wife, Cassie, of Marionville, Randy Roberts of Springfield and Rachel Roberts of Marionville; seven grandchildren, Alison Morgan and her husband, Everett, Laura Wofford, Nick and Christopher Stiles, Lyric, Delilah and Emmitt Roberts; nine great-grandchildren, EJ, Tyesha, Langston and Jayden Morgan, Latham and Landyn Collins, Kaidence, Brayden and Tristen Stiles and one brother, Sammy Norman Nelson of Phoenix, Arizona.

His parents, Glen and Eula, wife, Janis, son, Angelo Roberts, sister, Eva Harris and brother, Wade Nelson preceded him in death.

A graveside service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Delaware Cemetery, west of Nixa, Missouri. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018, in the funeral home chapel.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home

303 S. Jefferson Ave.
Aurora, MO 65605

Graveside Service




11:00 AM
Delaware Cemetery

Nixa, Missouri 65714

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Delaware Cemetery

Nixa, Missouri 65714


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