James "Smiley" Nicely
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James "Smiley" Nicely

Knoxville, TN

James R. "Smiley" Nicely, age 91, passed away June 6, 2018. He was a member of Son Light Baptist Church. Smiley loved to tell jokes and make others laugh. He enjoyed life and was an avid square dancer. He served in the US Army during WWII in Japan. Preceded in death by children Robbie, Viki, Steve and Oodie; parents Ulrey and Carrie Nicely; siblings Mary Lee, Rena, Elmer and Edd. Left to cherish his memory are sisters Ruby Perry Evans and Pauline Nicely; 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the USO (www.uso.org or 1-888-484-3876). Family and friends will meet 11:15AM Wednesday at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery (GJS Hwy.) for 11:30AM interment service. Family will receive friends 5-7PM Tuesday Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel with funeral service to follow, Rev. Eddie Myers officiating.

Condolences for the Nicely family may be expressed at www.mynattfh.com.

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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Jun. 11 to Jun. 12, 2018.
Calling hours
11:30 AM
East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
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June 12, 2018
I met him through Ranse Jenkins and the Jenkins family. He was so much fun to be around and he truly loved the Jenkins. I'm so glad I got to meet him!
Kathy Trudeau
June 12, 2018
Thank you, Mr. Nicely, for your service to our country. May you rest in peace.
June 11, 2018
This man will truly be missed he always made us laugh no matter how sad we was great man great life rest in peace Mr. Jim
Benny &Kathy Bowling
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