Kenneth Edward Nellums Sr. • April 11, 2022

Kenneth Edward Nellums Sr., age 78, passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on April 11, 2022. He was born on December 26, 1943 to Henry Ozier Sr. and Josephine Nellums. He was a lifelong resident of Escambia County. He retired from the Cantonment Paper Mill after devoting 54 years and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Kenneth is preceded in death by his beloved parents, Henry Ozier Sr. and Josephine Nellums; brother, William Nellums; and granddaughter, Amanda Nellums.

Kenneth is survived by his wife Donna Nellums; his daughters, Sherry Nellums Lewis, Aleshia Nellums Sharifian, and Rachel (Connor) Fortney; his sons, Kenneth Nellums Jr., Michael (Cindy) Nellums, Christopher Nellums, Michael Doyle, and Chris Doyle; brothers, Henry “Dutchman” Jr. (Jo Anne) Nellums and Douglas (Noveta) Nellums; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Kenneth was a man of God that loved his family, music, and traveling. He was a wonderful mentor, leader, and friend to many. He was always there to help relatives and friends with anything needed and will be dearly missed.

The family will receive friends for visitation at Pensacola Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home from 6:00PM until 8:00PM on Monday, April 18th and funeral services will be preceded the following day, Tuesday, the 19th at 2:00PM with Dr. Mark Davis officiating.

  1. Rachel Fortney says:

    He was my best friend and role model. I would not be the person I am today without him. He has instilled love, patience, work ethic, and humor in my life. I will miss him dearly and continue to think about him always. Until we meet again. Love always, Rachel

  2. Richard Cook says:

    Sorry for your loss, Kenny was a very good man and will be missed.

  3. Connor Fortney says:

    Ken was one of the the most generous and respectful men I had met. For the short time I got to know him I witnessed a man who would do anything to keep the peace. He was always doing for others and never for himself, something I will always remember about him. Ken was a people pleaser and anyone who knew him knew he was a kind hearted and loving man. We will see you again Ken, until then watch over us and send us a sign every now and then. As long as there is love and memory there is no true loss as there are some things death can never touch. Sincerely, your son in law.

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