Charles Nicely, age 81, of Somerset, departed this life on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at his residence.

Charles was born on December 1, 1933, in Rockcastle County, the son of the late Orville and Dorothy Price Nicely.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Charles was a retired welder with the General Electric Corporation, in Cincinnati. He was a member of the Masonic Order and past Vice-President of his UAW Chapter.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Rapp Nicely; their three daughters, Debbie (and Kirk) Durchholz, of Owensville, Ohio, Linda (and Matt) Louiso, of Clarksville, Ohio, and Colleen “Corky” (and Mike) Ziegert, of Cincinnati, Ohio; his sister, Pat (and Sam) Dunaway, of Denver, Colorado; eleven grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.

Preceding Charles in death are his parents.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., in the Southern Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

The funeral service for Charles will take place on Monday, October 26, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., in the Schmidt-Dhonau-Kuener Funeral Home in Reading, Ohio, with a visitation from 10:00am until 1:00pm, in the funeral home chapel.

Interment will be in the Reading Cemetery, in Reading, Ohio.

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Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Charles Nicely.