Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - LaGrange

1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA


Robert "Bobby" Lee Nelms

August 26, 1935October 4, 2019

Mr. Robert “Bobby” Lee Nelms, 84, of LaGrange, GA peacefully passed away Friday, October 4, 2019 at Arbor Springs Health and Rehab Center, Opelika, AL surrounded by his family. He made it in time to celebrate his 66th wedding anniversary in Heaven with his wife by his side.

Mr. Nelms was born August 26, 1935 in Franklin, GA, son of the late Robert “Bob” Lee Nelms and Willie Lee Lipham Nelms. He was a member of First Baptist Church on the Square and was retired from Nelms Electrical Service, which he owned and operated for 40 years.

In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by his wife, Judith Elizabeth Eady Nelms; three brothers, Dovard Nelms, Harold Nelms, and Douglas “Jet” Nelms; and two sisters, Louise Nelms Daniel and Zelma Nelms Daniel.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry (Judy) Nelms of Cullman, AL and Mark (Becky McKeen) Nelms of Auburn, AL; daughter, Kathryn (JR) Roberts of Valley, AL; two grandchildren, Jeremy (Elizabeth) Nelms of Blairsville, GA and Katie (Jacob) Fine of Cullman, AL; three great grandchildren, Bradlee Nelms of Blairsville, GA, Mara Nelms of Blairsville, GA, and Cooper Fine of Cullman, AL; and four very special caregivers, Holly McCart, Lashonda Caver, Mary Overby, and Shirley Wilson.

Celebration of Life services will be held 2:00 P.M. Friday, October 11, 2019 in the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary with Dr. Paul Baxter, Rev. Tom Farr, and Rev. Paul Blair officiating. Burial will follow in Shadowlawn Cemetery. The gathering of family and friends will be on Friday from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Active pallbearers will be Larry Daniel, Thomas Daniel, Keith Kitchens, Dewey Lee, Pat Lipham, and Tommy Whitworth. Honorary pallbearers will be Bradlee Nelms and Cooper Fine.

Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to First Baptist Church on the Square, LaGrange, GA or Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Mr. Robert “Bobby” Lee Nelms.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636


  • Judith Elizabeth Eady Nelms, Wife (deceased)
  • Jerry (Judy) Nelms, Son
  • Mark (Becky McKeen) Nelms, Son
  • Kathryn (JR) Roberts, Daughter
  • Jeremy (Elizabeth) Nelms, Grandchild
  • Katie (Jacob) Fine, Grandchild
  • Bradlee Nelms, Great Grandchild
  • Mara Nelms, Great Grandchild
  • Cooper Fine, Great Grandchild
  • Louise Nelms Daniel, Sister (deceased)
  • Zelma Nelms Daniel, Sister (deceased)
  • Dovard Nelms, Brother (deceased)
  • Harold Nelms, Brother (deceased)
  • Douglas "Jet" Nelms, Brother (deceased)
  • Robert "Bob" Lee Nelms, Father (deceased)
  • Willie Lipham Nelms, Mother (deceased)

  • Larry Daniel, Active Pallbearer
  • Thomas Daniel, Active Pallbearer
  • Keith Kitchens, Active Pallbearer
  • Dewey Lee, Active Pallbearer
  • Pat Lipham, Active Pallbearer
  • Tommy Whitworth, Active Pallbearer
  • Bradlee Nelms, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Cooper Fine, Honorary Pallbearer

  • First Baptist Church on the Square
  • Alzheimer's Association



  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, October 11, 2019


  • Burial


Robert "Bobby" Lee Nelms

have a memory or condolence to add?

Gloria Finley

October 10, 2019

I'm so sorry for the loss of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace in God and your memories.

Garvis McKeen

October 10, 2019

We love you Mark and we are glad you are part of our family.
We are thinking about you this week.
Cherish the precious memories of your Dad.

Betty & Garvis McKeen
LaGrange, GA

Missy hill

October 10, 2019

So sorry for your loss...Prayers for the Family

Matthew Wilson

October 9, 2019

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers ! I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. May your family come together with one another and celebrate his life as well as to pause and reflect on the wonderful memories that you all have of him.

Matt Wilson

Mary Dodd

October 9, 2019

The family has my deepest heartfelt sympathy. Working with Jerry I feel like I knew Mr. Nelms and all the family because he talked about you all so much. Prayers going up for all the family and friends.

Elma Bell

October 9, 2019


You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers here at the BJCC! We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you for supernatural peace during this time. I hope you feel the love that surrounds you now and always.

Elma Bell and the BJCC Family!

Becky McKeen

October 8, 2019

I will miss getting to see you on a regular basis Mr. Nelms!
We share many memories while Mark was away on AU trips :)
I know you are having a joyous reunion with your wife and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

This is not a good-bye --- it's just until we meet again!

I Love You,