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Jimmie Spears Nelson

March 25, 1928 ~ September 28, 2020 (age 92)


Jimmie Spear Nelson, 92, of Orangeburg formerly of Walterboro, S.C. passed away on Monday, September 28, 2020.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, October 2, 2020 at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel, 1012 Whitman Street in Orangeburg.  We will be following the CDC’s guidelines for COVID-19.  Masks are required.    Rev. Ricky Crosby will be officiating.  Burial will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens, 4830 Columbia Rd, Orangeburg with military honors. 

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. in Orangeburg.

Pallbearers will be Tim Edgemon, Justin Edgemon, Kip Nelson, Jeremy Nelson, Mitchell Jackson, Darren McKever, Brandon McKever and Clint Jackson.

Mr. Nelson was born on March 25, 1928 in Walterboro, S.C.  He was the son of the late R.B. Nelson and the late Callie Tripp Taylor.  He was a member of the United States Army and was a combat veteran of the Korean War.  Mr. Nelson was retired from U.S. Plywood as a Traffic Manager.  He was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn Nelson; son, Anthony “Tony” W. Nelson; daughter, Kathy Nelson; brothers, Wardy Nelson, Jody Taylor and a sister Ruby Taylor.

Survivors include his son, D. Glynn Nelson (Wendy); daughter, Bonnie Kay Edgemon; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; brother, Roy Taylor and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 3223 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, S.C. 29169.

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October 1, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thompson Funeral Home, Inc.
1012 Whitman Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115

Funeral Service
October 2, 2020

10:00 AM
Thompson Funeral Home, Inc.
1012 Whitman Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115

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