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Joseph James Nelson

Obituary for Joseph James Nelson

July 4, 1944 - February 28, 2017
Greenwood, Indiana | Age 72


Joseph James Nelson of Greenwood, Indiana, passed away February 28, 2017. He was born July 4, 1944 to Donald Leon Nelson and Frances (Missicano) Hicks. Joseph's father was a casualty of WWII and he was always proud of his father's service. Along with his mother Frances, Joseph was raised by his step-father Don Hicks. He married Donna Sue (Turner) Nelson on April 30, 1971. Joseph was a supervisor at Indianapolis Power and Light for 31 years before retiring. Also, he owned his own lawn care business. Joseph was a member of Greenwood Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife Donna Nelson; children, Joni Lynn Nelson, Tamara (Jon) Vandable, Travis James (Becky) Nelson, and Tracy Joe (Andrea) Nelson; grandchildren, Abilgail Vandable, Emily Vandable, Zachary Vandable, Dylan Vandable, River Vandable, Cash Nelson, Kolt Nelson, Braeden Nelson, Josh Nelson, Sydnee Allen and Harlee Allen; siblings Donna Lynn Voght and Tom Hicks. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother Donald Nelson and step-brother John Hicks. Visitation will be Thursday, (TODAY) March 2, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wilson St Pierre Funeral Service – Greenwood Chapel and after 12 noon Friday at the church. Funeral services Friday, March 3, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Greenwood Presbyterian Church 102 W. Main St. Greenwood, IN. Burial will follow at Green Lawn cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Greenwood Presbyterian Church, 102 W. Main St., Greenwood, IN 46142


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