Lee Edward Nickells Sr. of Cortland passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 3:40 p.m. in his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was 84 years old.
Lee was born on August 9, 1935 in Haldeman, KY, the son of the late Charles and Luanna Smith Nickells.
Mr. Nickells retired as a Material Handler for RMI Steel after 26 years of employment.
Lee was of Christian Faith. He loved being outside spending time fishing, hunting, or just enjoying the quiet. He spent his time working in his yard no matter how hot it was outside and took pride in his landscaping. He liked to watch Westerns on the television or follow his team, the Oakland Raiders while also keeping up with the Browns, Indians, and OSU. His truest joy was his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Estella Patterson Nickells, who he married in 1956; his daughter, Tammy (Kevin) Gozur of Campbell; 5 sons, Lee Jr. of Cortland, David of Cortland, Richard (Anita) of Cortland, Mitchell (Debbie) of Brookfield, and Timothy (Lisa) of Leavittsburg; 4 sisters, Virginia Howard of Indianapolis, IN, Imogene Hall of TN, Sheila Briggs of Barnesville, and Mary Alice Green of Barnesville; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Nickells was preceded in death by his brother, Nick; 3 sisters, Chloe Messer, Jewell Castle, and Diane Mangino; and his beloved cat Smokey who was his constant companion.
The family would like to thank All Caring Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion. Memorial contributions can be made in Lee’s honor to All Caring Hospice at 6715 Tippecanoe Rd Suite B-101, Canfield, OH 44406.
Friends and family may view the obituary and send condolences by visiting www.NicholasFuneralHome.com
Calling hours will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2020 in the Wm Nicholas Funeral and Cremation Services 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.
A funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.
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6715 Tippecanoe Rd Suite B-101, Canfield OH 44406