Roger Dale Nelums

July 17, 1990 - January 8, 2021
Laura F. Gann

Roger Dale Nelums of Miami, OK passed from this life Friday, January 8, 2021 at Integris Miami Hospital in Miami, OK. He was 30.

Roger was born July 17, 1990 in Miami, OK to Ronald Lee and Mica Michella (Chesnutt) Nelums. He had lived in the Miami and Picher area most of his life. He had worked in construction doing roofing and drywall work.

Roger was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Cecil Nelums, Dale Chesnut and Larry Lyerla.

Survivors include 2 sons, Taylor Dale Nelums and Carter Lee Nelums both of Afton, OK, his father Ronald Lee Nelums of Joplin, MO, his mother Mica Ballard and husband John of Quapaw, OK, 2 brothers MSG Dustin Vancuren of Tuttle, OK and Jim Waldon of Commerce, OK, 1 sister Rebecca Kimbrough of Miami, OK, 2 step-brothers Brandon Jones of Independence, KS and Bobby Kelley of Galena, KS, paternal grandmother Julie Nelums of Joplin, MO and maternal grandmother Vickie Lyerla of Quapaw, OK.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2021 at United In Christ Church in Quapaw, OK. MSG Dustin Vancuren, Jim Waldon, Brandon Jones, Shane Trease, Jeremy Bunce and Kade Ellick will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, S.W. of Columbus, KS. Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at