Mattox-Wood Funeral Home

4660 Lafayette Avenue, Terre Haute, IN


Jimmy Leon Nevel

July 21, 1937March 18, 2020

Jimmy Leon Nevel, 82, of Terre Haute, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the Gibson Family Center in Union Hospital. He was born on July 21, 1937, in Tulsa, Oklahoma to John R. and Pearl E. (Hodge) Nevel.

Jimmy is survived by the mother of his children, Eula Hawks; their daughters, Kathleen Williams and husband Martin, Rhonda Harden and husband Maurice, Jimmie Condor and husband Brad, and Vickie Goodman and husband Clarence; grandchildren, Eddie Nevel, Michael Nevel, Martin Williams II, Joshua Nevel, Olivia Nevel, Andrea Nevel, Christina Lewis, Savannah Harden, Lenora Harden, Elizabeth Harden, Maurice Harden III, Jimmy Miller, James Williams Jr., Alisha Goodman, Sherman Adams II, Amy Goodman, Clarence Goodman Jr., Carl Goodman, and Angie Goodman; and many great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, John Nevel; and eleven brothers and sisters.

Jimmy proudly served in the United States Army. He was a member of VFW Post 972 and Eagles Aerie 291. A self-employed carpenter, Jimmy loved to build things and work with his hands. In his spare time, he enjoyed riding motorcycles and horses, listening to country music, and relaxing with an ice cold beer after a long day.

In accordance with Jimmy's wishes, cremation will take place and a Celebration of Life is being planned for a later date. Mattox-Wood Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with his arrangements.


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Jimmy Leon Nevel

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Jimmie Conder

March 22, 2020

Well it's me Dad Jimmie it's hard to believe that you're gone I know God must have wanted you there you're very love down here I missed a lot mom I left yesterday to come to heaven to be with you I'm sure she's there buddy l I know she can live here on Earth without you I hope you all are happy and enjoying yourself tell brother John Warren and old manJerry hi for me and that we love and miss them and we'll be there someday soon to see you and Mom and we'll all eat Jason be together again I love you Dad love always your daughter Jimmie and bread

Jimmie Conder

March 18, 2020

Well Dad I love you and I'm going to miss you sorry we couldn't get more time together will always be in my heart often on my mind. Your up there with brother John and warren, tell them I love them and I miss them too, and I'll be there someday to be with all you R. I.P FLY HIGH LOVE ALWAYS JIMMIE