Freddy Ray Nickell


FAYETTEVILLE - Freddy Ray Nickell, 88, of Fayetteville, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.
Born on August 18, 1930 at Mt. Hope, WV, he was the son of the late Harlan Hirem Nickell and the late Erma Jane Tennant Nickell.
Freddy was an underground coal miner and retired from Cannelton Industries at Montgomery. He and his wife, Freda, attended Mt. View Church of God in Oak Hill.
He enjoyed making sculptures and wood carvings, art, and geneology, Freddy was a sure descendent of the Kels, Powers, and Nickell family.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Margaret Rhodes, and Betty Shieler.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Freda Belle Nickell; son, Danny Nickell and wife, Nancy; daughter, Denise Shrewsbury and husband, Bob; grandsons, Chase Shrewsbury and Steven Nickell; and one great-grandchild, Liam Shrewsbury.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Kenny Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.
The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1 PM before funeral on Wednesday.
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Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, will be assisting the Nickell family.
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Published on June 28, 2019
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Denise Nickell Shrewsbury
Jul 13, 2019
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Fred and Marilyn Promis
Jun 28, 2019
So sorry for your loss! Prayers and hugs!