James A. Nelson, 76, of Fredericktown passed away peacefully on Monday
evening, September 18, 2023, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was
born on July 31, 1947, in Wellsville, New York to the late Albert I. and Jane B.
(Gething) Nelson.

Jim honorably served his country in the Navy (USS Furse) completing two tours of
duty in Vietnam. Jim was a member of the American Legion. Jim retired from
Fredericktown Chevrolet. He enjoyed fishing, dirt track racing, and NASCAR. Most
of all Jim enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Jim was a devoted
husband and father and will be terribly missed but is at peace having accepted
Jesus as his Lord and Savior.

James is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patricia Lynn (Smith) Nelson; sons, Jamie
Nelson of Fredericktown, Michael (Kerry) Nelson of Lexington and Dusty
Thompson of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Ava and Ryan; brother, Thomas (Carol)
Nelson of Tacoma, Washington; niece, April Smith of Mount Vernon; nephew, John Lawson of Newark; sister-in-law, Sandra (Fred) Lawson of Mount Vernon; brother-in-law, Michael Smith of Mount Vernon; and his friend and racing buddy, Roger (Cheryl) Stricker of Mount Vernon.

The family will have a private celebration of life service at a later date.

To share a memory or send the family an expression of sympathy visit

The Snyder Funeral Homes, Fredericktown Chapel is honored to serve the family
of James A. Nelson

Funeral Home: Snyder Funeral Homes, Fredericktown Chapel

Website: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

Celebrating Lives: Obituaries on Knox Pages are brought to you by Knox Community Hospital.