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John E. Nelms Sr.

BONNE TERRE — John Nelms Sr., 87, of Herculaneum, passed away May 2, 2016, at Scenic Nursing & Rehab Center. He was born on November 3, 1928, in Globe, Arizona, to the late John O. and Irene (House) Nelms.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Coleen Snider; and grandson, Brent Nelms.

John is survived by his wife, Marcella Nelms; five children, John E. Nelms Jr., Timothy Nelms and wife Soni, Rebecca Flatbush and husband David, Cecil Nelms, Ben Nelms and wife Kathie; sixteen grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. The service will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 11 a.m. with Danny Pyeatt officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Hillcrest Cemetery. View obituary and share condolences online at



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