John Joseph Nelson, 60
Saint Petersburg, FL – John Joseph Nelson, 60, went home to be with the Lord on Monday morning, May 8th, 2017 with his wife and son by his side.
Born and raised in Muncie, Indiana, the son of Walter and Annetta Nelson, he was a longtime resident of Battle Creek, Michigan and most recently Saint Petersburg, Florida.
After graduating from Northside High School, he graduated Gem City College and pursed his passion for jewelry and watch making. He and his wife lived his dream of owning his own jewelry store where he was recognized as an award-winning jeweler for creativity. Over the years, his jewelry and watch-making expertise and reputation led him to Florida where he enjoyed working for Honeywell.
John loved to spend time with his family, watch sports, and loved to fish. His family will remember him for his humor, dependability, honesty, and commitment to always put his family first.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Barbara (Chris Meikle) Nelson; his son, Brian Nelson; his brothers, Walter and David Nelson; his mother Annetta Nelson; and many close friends.
Please join us for a celebration of John's life on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 1000 am at Brett Funeral Home at 4810 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL, 33711.