LIMA - John R. Nelson, 69, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at 12:15 a.m., at his residence in Lima. He was born on Aug. 16, 1944, in Lima, to Ralph and Freda (Curl) Nelson and they preceded him in death. He had been married to Sally Doda of Holgate. He then married Linda Sousley Roberts on Oct. 24, 2003, and she survives in Lima. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Chaplain Janelle Taviano officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, and until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.