Marion Thomas “Bubba” Nelson, 67, of Chanute, KS passed away Friday, November 1, 2019, at Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute. Marion was born to Leroy and Kathryn (Jackson) Nelson, April 19, 1952 in Pittsburg, KS. 

He graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1970.  

Marion enjoyed reading his Bible and watching TV. Marion served in the United States Army for 2 yrs. After returning home from the service, he worked as a construction worker, and was also active as an ordained minister. 

Marion is survived by his Father: Leroy Sr. and stepmother, Louise Nelson of Pittsburg, KS, Children; Thomas Nelson of Parsons, KS, Bryce Joel Smith of Independence, MO, Adrian Thomas Nelson of Chanute, KS, and stepdaughter Courtney Smerdon of Chanute, KS, two sisters, Judy Sharp (James) of Tulsa, OK, Marva Nelson (Thomas) of Fayetteville, AR, two brothers, Leroy Nelson Jr. of Fayetteville, AR, and Bill Nelson of Pittsburg, KS, five grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. 

Marion is preceded in death by his mother, Kathryn Nelson, daughter Dolores “Tiny” Johnson, a brother James Giles, and a sister Beverley Turner.

Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held, Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 10 am at the Parkview Holiness Church, 1023 S. Steuben, Chanute, KS with Pastor Kelly Dennison officiating. 

Memorial Remembrances are suggested to the Patriot Paws for Disabled Veterans and can be mailed to or left with Wickham Family Funeral Home, 821 W. Main, Chanute, KS 66720.

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