Bom-Wrapper

James Rockwell

James Nelson Rockwell Sr.

Sunday, February 27th, 1927 - Thursday, February 18th, 2021
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of James Rockwell, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of James Rockwell

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

James's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

James's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.

Obituary

James Nelson Rockwell
1927 - 2021

James Nelson Rockwell, a World War II veteran and retiree of Champion Paper Company, died on February 18, 2021 at the age of 93 after several years of declining health. Jim was born on February 27, 1927 to the late Harris Nelson and Martha Louise Rockwell in Fairhope, Alabama.

Jim is survived by his children, Patricia Southworth (Ed), Jim Rockwell, Jr. (Vicki), David Rockwell (Aliece), and Jonathan Rockwell (Robin). He is also survived by his step children Lisa Glenn (Mike) and Jimmy Stiller (Amy). In addition, he leaves nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his first wife of 45 years, Marian Barnett Rockwell; his second wife of 22 years, Barbara Stiller Rockwell; his son, Richard B. Rockwell; and his brother, Dr. Donald H. Rockwell.

Jim grew up in Fairhope, Alabama and attended Organic Primary and High School. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and served in the South Pacific. After returning home from the war, he attended the University of Alabama where he earned his Masters Degree in Chemistry. After graduation he married and moved to Pensacola working for Newport Industries. He later moved his family to the Ensley area and went to work for St. Regis Paper Company (later to become Champion Paper) where he retired.

Jim was a member of Pine Forest United Methodist Church for over 63 years. He loved his church and served faithfully. He was instrumental in forming Boy Scout Troup 632 at the church serving as the Scout Master and later on the advisory board. He will be greatly missed.

“Well done, good and faithful servant” Matthew 25:23

A graveside service will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021, at Pine Forest United Methodist Church at 2:00 pm.
The family would like to suggest that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to Pine Forest United Methodist Church.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of James Nelson Rockwell Sr., please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for James

Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, February 22nd, 2021 | 2:00pm
    When
    Monday, February 22nd, 2021 2:00pm
    Location
    Pine Forest United Methodist Church
    Address
    2800 Wilde Lake Boulevard
    PENSACOLA, FL 32526
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Monday, February 22nd, 2021 | 2:00pm
    When
    Monday, February 22nd, 2021 2:00pm
    Location
    Pine Forest Church Cemetery
    Address
    2800 Wilde Lake Boulevard
    Pensacola, FL
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of James here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of James
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: