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John Robert Nelson, 63, died March 13, 2019, in Metlakatla.
He was born on Nov. 8, 1955, in Ketchikan. He resided in Metlakatla.
Mr. Nelson was a fisherman and worked in government public works.
He enjoyed spending time with his nieces, nephew, great-nieces and great-nephews. He also enjoyed fishing and mending nets.
"(He enjoyed) watching every movie that came out," his family writes.
Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his father, Casey Nelson Sr.; mother, Pearl Nelson; sister, Mercy Schleusner; brother, Franklyn Nelson; and aunt, Ethel Sixby.
He is survived by his brothers, Casey Nelson Jr., Marcus Nelson and Mike Nelson; and sister, Marcella Milton.
A memorial was held on March 10, 2019, in Metlakatla, with the Rev. Larry Emery officiating.
Mr. Nelson's remains were interred at Ocean View Cemetery.