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Lamar Nelson

May 4, 1935 — June 7, 2021

Lamar Edward Nelson, 86, of Callahan, FL passed away Monday, June 7, 2021 in Jacksonville, FL following a lengthy illness.  He was born May 4, 1935 in Hilliard, FL to the late Zack Lonzy Nelson and Annie “Blossom” Chesser Nelson.  He proudly served his country in the US Air Force.  He retired from General Motors EMD Division after 40 years of service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife:  Betty Lou Thomas Nelson and his siblings:  Earl Nelson, Lindsey Nelson, Wilma Guinn, Gladys Rowell, Della Hand and Beulah Burch.

He is survived by his children:  Vickie Lynn Nelson Henderson (David), Kimberly Sue Nelson Foster and Marty Lamar Nelson (Cheryl); grandchildren:  Jessica Marie Logan (Benny), Joshua David Henderson, Montie David Foster, Brittany Ann Foster, Mylon Edward Nelson (Kristen), Stephanie Marie Nelson; great grandchildren:  Asher Logan, Aubree Jade Henderson, Hatti Grace Logan, Bodie Logan, Zane Wayne Nelson, Roger Wayne Nelson; a sister:  Hazel Nelson Barker and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

The family will receive friends Saturday, June 12 at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home from 2-3:30 PM.  Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 12 at 4:00 PM in Oakwood Cemetery with Abraham Lincoln Nelson officiating.

Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at  Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home, 526 Oakwood Street, Folkston, Georgia 31537.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, June 12, 2021

2:00 - 3:30pm

Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home

526 Oakwood St, Folkston, GA 31537

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Graveside Service

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Starts at 4:00pm

Oakwood Cemetery


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