Obituary for James Arnold Nickell
James Arnold Nickell of West Liberty, KY, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018, at his residence, at the age of 88 years, 10 months, and 17 days. He was born Wednesday, August 28, 1929, in Daysboro, KY, son of the late Wilson & Ethel Cox Nickell.
He was united in marriage to Lillian Vest. This union was blessed with four children, Dewayne, Lawrence Claudell, Robby, and Deatrah. He was a retired carpenter, farmer, and a former sawyer, and an avid gardener, woodworker, and walker.
Never one to mince words, and never one for flowery speech, Arnold never hesitated to show compassion and love through service. He always wanted to give you something from his garden, or something he had made. He loved quietly and deeply.
In December 2017, Arnold gave his life to the Lord, and he never hesitated to tell everyone he spoke with of his salvation. Today, we do not worry about Arnold because we know that he is now busy walking all around Heaven, praising his Lord and Savior.
In addition to his parents, Wilson & Ethel Nickell, he was preceded in death by one sister & two brothers, Oneida Profitt, Freddie Nickell, and Billy Nickell; his father & mother-in-law, Thomas “Doc” & Lena Ward Vest Goodpaster; and one daughter-in-law, Loretta Nickell.
Arnold is survived by his wife of 68 years, Lillian Nickell; four children, Dewayne & Nicky Nickell, Lawrence Claudell & Pam Nickell, Robby Nickell, and Deatrah & Phillip Barnett all of West Liberty, KY; eleven grandchildren; twenty three great grandchildren; one sister and one brother, Lois & Joe Lykins of Murphy Fork, KY and Earl & Louise Nickell of Hazel Green, KY; two sisters-in-law, Deloris Nickell of Hazel Green, KY and Lavina Nickell of Conconully, WA; and a host of nieces, nephews, and church family & friends.
Funeral service 11 a.m., Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the Index Community Church with Bro. Mike Frisby officiating. Interment at Ezel Cemetery, Ezel, KY to be conducted at a later date. Visitation 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at the Index Community Church, with Potter Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial donations be made to:
Index Community Church or Bluegrass Hospice Care.