Roger R. Nelson, 76, reached his ultimate goal to be with Jesus on December 31, 2018. He pastored for 42 years at several churches in Missouri. He married Mary Jane in 1965, then quit his job as a supervisor at Avon to attend seminary. They were called to serve at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Harrisonville. Later, he became the Assistant Pastor at the First Baptist Church in Lee’s Summit, MO. From there he became pastor of Bales Baptist in KCMO. In 1976, he became pastor of the Lone Jack Baptist Church for 28 years, then retired.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane; 2 sons, Jason, and his wife Gabi and Jonathan; brother, Paul; and two grandchildren, Autumn and Sage.
A memorial service will be Saturday January 5, 2019 at the Lone Jack Baptist Church beginning at 10:00am.