Nelson, James Radford, EM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, EM-0000, USS Apogon (SS-308)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Shellback
EM-Electrician's Mate

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Cole Camp, MO

Stover Cemetery
Morgan County
Missouri, USA

Date of Passing
Aug 11, 2012
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Submarine Veterans of WW IISpringfield Base
  1945, Submarine Veterans of WW II
  2009, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI), Springfield Base (Member) (St. Louis, Missouri) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Mr. James Radford Nelson, 88, of Stover, went to be with the Lord on August 11, 2012, in Tipton’s Oak Manor Nursing Home.

He was born May 24, 1924 in Bunceton, the son of Albert John and Harriet (Moore) Nelson, who are deceased.

He was united in marriage on December 2, 1945, in the Christian Church in Eldon to Virginia R Crismon who survives him in Ambrose Park in Cole Camp.

He was a World War II Veteran, serving in the Navy as an Electrician in the Submarine Service, making five war patrols in the Pacific Theater.

After the war Mr. Nelson worked for 40 years for the Missouri Utilities/Union Electric/Ameren UE Companies in Tipton, Bunceton, Stover, Versailles, and the Lake of the Ozarks area, retiring in 1985 as the local manager for the Versailles office.

Mr. Nelson was a 57-year member of the Stover Methodist Church. He was an active Lions Club member, a Boy Scout leader, and a Morgan County R-I School Board member, all in Stover.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Joseph R (Shirley Knipp) Nelson, Tipton; and a daughter Elizabeth Ann “Becky” (Lewis) Wagner, Kansas City; 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by; five brothers Thomas, Arthur, Glen, Albert, and John; a daughter Judith Lee Wagner; and a daughter in law Marilyn Nelson.

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon, Saturday, August 18, at the Stover United Methodist Church, with the family receiving friends from 11:00 a.m. until service time. Dr. Larry Yeo and Rev. Diane Cutler will officiate.

Interment, with military funeral honors, will be in the Stover Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Stover Ministerial Alliance Food Bank. Arrangements are under the direction of the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Stover.

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