James Royce Nelson, 66 of Chipley, went home to be with the Lord on August 12, 2016 at Jackson Hospital in Marianna, Florida.
Royce was born on March 13, 1950 in Chipley, Florida to Charlie Nelson and Mary Lou Jordan. He served in the United States Army and was a lifelong resident of the Panhandle. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Charlie and Mary Lou Nelson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Tamara (Kirkland) Nelson of Chipley, Florida; son: James Whitney Nelson and wife Crissy of Marianna, Florida; two brothers: Charles Wayne Nelson of Chipley, Florida, Cecil Eugene Nelson of Panama City, Florida; six grandchildren: Austin Nelson, Christian Nelson, Lauren Michelle Nelson, Natasha Jones, Kimberly Jones, Jasmine Jones.
Funeral services will be held 11A.M. Monday, August15, 2016 at Obert Funeral Home in Chipley, Florida with Rev. Mike Orr officiating. Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery in Alford, Florida. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Obert Funeral Home.