The Rev. Doby Henry officiated. Burial followed in Bogue Homa Community Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Nickey, 52, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Syracus, N.Y.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Copeland Nickey and Millie Farmer; and 4 brothers.

Survivors include his son, Craig Nickey; and brothers, Cecil Nickey, Charlie Nickey, Leland Nickey and Levern Nickey.

Pallbearers were Charles Nickey, Stuart Nickey, Roddy Nickey, Verandle Nickey, Todd Chapman and Vince Nickey.