LELAND — James “Jim” Edward Nelson passed away at his home in Leland, NC on August 24, 2021, due to complications from metastatic prostate cancer. He was 79 years young.
Born in Boston, Jim was the oldest of nine children.
He attended Boston Latin High School and the University of Massachusetts, earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and then enjoyed a long career with AT&T. Jim was an avid reader and enjoyed playing golf and bridge, and exploring America’s national parks. His dry wit and kind heart will be missed by his large extended family and many friends.
He is survived by Jean Nelson (Gorman), his loving wife of 59 years; his sons, Russ and wife Elaine, Glenn and wife Alice and Dan and wife Pearl and his four grandchildren, Julia, Christine, Mitchell and Meredith.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress at MDSC.org