Clarence J. "C.J." Nickel
JACKSONVILLE - Clarence J. "C.J." Nickel, 80, of Jacksonville passed away Friday morning, June 29, 2012, at his residence. He was born January 27, 1932, in Arenz-ville the son of Clarence F. and Frances M. Davis Nickel. He married Donna Jean Spradlin on January 26, 1953 in Jacksonville and she survives.
He is also survived by 3 sons, Kevin (wife, Kimberly) Nickel of Ashland, Jerry (wife, Diane) Nickel of Alexander and Arlin Nickel of Springfield; one daughter, Joyce (husband, Mike) Moore of Ashland; 9 grandchildren, Gina (husband, Adolph) Prochazka, Gayla Nickel (fiance', Steve Dennis), Clint (wife, Amy) Nickel, Heather (husband, Jason) Hays, Garrett Nickel, Stephanie (husband, Nathan) Baker, Samantha (husband, Jared) Blimling, Suzanne (husband, Joe) Meggison and Mariah Perry; 7 great-grand-children, Kinze Prochazka, Camden and Wyatt Hays, Nolan Baker, Gage and Adalyn Blimling and Josie Meggison and one brother, Donald (wife, Virginia) Nickel of Colorado Springs, CO. He was preceded in death by two brothers, E.E. "Nick" Nickel (surviving wife, Elizabeth of Lake Oswego, OR) and James Nickel (surviving wife, Burlene of Bloomington).
Mr. Nickel was a farmer in the Ashland area for many years. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A private service will be held with burial at Arenzville North Cemetery in Arenzville. Memorials are suggested to the Wound Center at Passavant Area Hospital.
Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.