Highland Lake, died Oct. 10, 2013, at the residence. Mr. Nelms was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, owner of the Palmerdale Service Station for nine years and the Tarrant Union 76 for 18 years. He was a charter member of Roebuck Park Baptist Church (North Park Baptist) and was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church at Highland Lake.

Surviving are wife of 60 years Marlene Nelms; sons Jim (Frances) Nelms, Fultondale, Larry ( Julia) Nelms, Gardendale, Bryan (Kathy) Nelms, Tuscaloosa, Randy (Sharon) Nelms, Highland Lake; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; mother Lora Nelms, Oneonta; brothers J.P. Nelms, North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Bill (Pam) Nelms, Alexandria.

Bill Wilks and Skip Davis officiated the 2 p.m. service held Oct. 12 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pine Bluff Cemetery.