James Edward Nelson

February 3, 1926 ~ April 20, 2021 (age 95)


Dillman-Scott Funeral Home


James Edward Nelson, 95, of Paoli Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick, Indiana.  He was born in West Baden, Indiana on February 3, 1926 to Harry and Dolly Wininger Nelson. He married Patsy Cox (Taber) Nelson on March 11, 1983 and she survives.


James was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, 3 sisters, and 1 grandson.


He was a member of the Valeen Christian Church. James retired from Crane in 1981.


James was a WWII Army Verteran.


Survivors include:




                Patsy Nelson                                                                                                                      Paoli, Indiana



                Steve (Connie) Nelson                                                                                                    Cumming, Georgia

                Jerry (Bev) Nelson                                                                                                            Louisville, Kentucky




                April (Wayne) Meehan                                                                                                   Paoli, Indiana

                Charlotte (Anthony) Campbell                                                                                     West Baden, Indiana



                Larry Nelson                                                                                                                      



                Connie McBride

                Joyce Wilson

                Geraldine Pervine



10-Grandchildren and 7-Great-Grandchildren also survive James Edward Nelson.


Visitation will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, April 26, 2021 with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 PM at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home located at 226 W. Campbell St Paoli, IN 47454. Interment will follow in the Ames Chapel Cemetery.


 will officiate.


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April 26, 2021

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Dillman-Scott Funeral Home
226 W Campbell ST.
Paoli, Indiana 47454

Funeral Service
April 26, 2021

2:00 PM
Dillman-Scott Funeral Home
226 W Campbell ST.
Paoli, Indiana 47454

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