James V. “Bubba” Nelson Jr., a resident of Denham Springs, age 66, passed away on Oct. 31, 2018, at Our Lady of The Lake Hospital, Baton Rouge. James was born on May 8, 1952, in McGehee, Arkansas. He went on to graduate Little Rock High School in 1970 and attend Arkansas Tech University. James is survived by his wife, Shelia C. Nelson; sons, Timothy Nelson, James Nelson III (Kellie), and Nicholas Atkinson; daughters, Tammy Fly (Larry), Kimberly Naquin, and Audrianna Atkinson; 14 grandchildren with one on the way; as well as six great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, James V. Nelson Sr. and Margaret Ruth Nelson. James was an avid fisherman, a U.S. Navy veteran, and employee of Louisiana Lift and Equipment of over 20 years. Arrangements have been entrusted to McLin & Manley Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at Life Church, 9036 Florida Blvd. Walker, LA, from 12 p.m. until services begin at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made in his honor to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/give.html, which James supported in every annual fishing tournament. Online condolences may be left at www.mclinfuneralhome.com. James was loved by all who met him.
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