Kraft Funeral Service & Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park

2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN


James W. Nelson

April 4, 1926July 24, 2020

James W. Nelson, 94, of New Albany, Indiana passed away July 24, 2020 at his home. He was born on April 4, 1926 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a veteran in the United States Army and owned Firestone Tire Dealership for over 50 years in Corydon, Indiana. He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and was a Gideon.

In addition to his father, James Andrew Nelson, he is preceded in death by his wife, Clara Nelson; three children, Donna Lee Hendrix, James Dale Nelson and Sandra Elaine Nelson.

James is survived by two sons,Scott Barry (Alma Jean) Nelson and Wesley A. (Dianne) Rissler; and a granddaughter, Natasha Rose Nelson.

Visitation and funeral services will be private under the direction of Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road with burial in Kraft Graceland Memorial Park.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


James W. Nelson

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Don Adsmd

August 3, 2020

I did not know him . I saw him at Wesley Chapel , said hello and shook his hand during church service ! My sympathies ! Grace and Peace to you all.....

Teresa Michel

July 26, 2020

Rest in Peace, Uncle Jimmy. I have so many happy memories of our families together over the past 60 years. Your big smile will be greatly missed. Love, Teresa

Jeanie Nelson

July 26, 2020

Good Morning Jim it's me again 😇 Just wanted to share another photo of you because you were very photogenic and I want everyone to see how handsome you were. ♥️

Jeanie Nelson

July 25, 2020

My Dearest Jim, I will miss you deeply. Thank you for being an amazing man like no other. May you rest in peace and fly high over us with those beautiful wings. I will never forget all of the wonderful stories. I Love you ❤️


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