Thomas E. “Wimp” Nelms

October 22, 1931 - September 20, 2017

10/22/1931 - 09/20/2017

Past Services

Sunday September 24, 2017
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Monday September 25, 2017
Powhatan Cemetery
Powhatan Point, Ohio 43942
Monday September 25, 2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Lincoln Avenue United Methodist Church
3838 Lincoln Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
740-676-5936 | Directions
Monday September 25, 2017
10:00 am
Lincoln Avenue United Methodist Church
3838 Lincoln Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
740-676-5936 | Directions

Thomas E. “Wimp” Nelms 85, of Shadyside, Ohio died Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Liza’s Place Wheeling, WV.

Tom was born October 22, 1931, in Denbo, Pa. a son of the late Arthur and Mary Kane Nelms.

He was retired from the former Ohio Edison’s R. E. Burger Plant Shadyside, Ohio. He was a member of the Lincoln Avenue United Methodist Church Shadyside, the American Legion Post 521 Shadyside, the Shadyside Masonic Lodge # 724 F & AM, Eastern Star Captina Chapter #489. He was an avid golfer at the Moundsville Country Club and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War.

Preceding him in death were four brothers, Joseph, Arthur, William, and Paul and two sisters, Hilda Yager, and Betty McGee.
Surviving is his wife, Phyllis Mayhugh Nelms, a daughter, Amie (Aaron) Purman of St. Clairsville, OH, a son, Thomas (Leslie) Nelms Jr. of Pickerington, OH., Grandchildren, Whitney Sketel, Kelsey (Troy) Starr, Rachael Nelms, Michael Nelms, Abby Nelms and Katie Nelms, a great- granddaughter Aleena Barr.

Family and friends will be received Sunday 3-7 pm at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3900 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio.

The Family will receive friends at the Lincoln Avenue United Methodist Church, 3838 Lincoln Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio, on Monday from 9am until time of service at 10am with Reverend Randy Weaver officiating.

Burial follows at Powhatan Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made the Lincoln Avenue United Methodist Church, Shadyside, Ohio.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Lisa and Randy Marple
6 years ago

Ms. Phyllis, Amie, Whitney, Kelsey and Miss Aleena and family, we are so deeply sorry for your great loss in your husband, father and pap. May the Lord be with you and comfort you in this time of great sadness but know that you will see him again. Much love, Lisa and Randy

Bill and Peal Langdon
6 years ago

Praying for you all and sending our love and hugs!! Love, Bill and Pearl

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
6 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Thomas E. Nelms, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Thomas E. Nelms, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Maryann Droll
6 years ago

Dear Ones —
May God’s peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and, may He give you many lovely memories, so that you may always have roses in December.

“Our earthly lives are not our own;
They’re from God’s hands — they’re just on loan.”

Ever hoping . . .
Always in Jesus,

Maryann (Music Ministry Volunteer)

The Roddy's
6 years ago

Tom, Les & Family : Our deepest condolences to you and your family upon the passing of Thomas. May you feel our Lord’s peace and comfort during this time. Love, The Roddy’s

Vickie Bland
6 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.