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5/15/2017 12:36:00 PM
Darrin Nicely

Darrin Scott Nicely, age 48, of 301 Craft Road, Clifton Forge died Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Alleghany County.

He was born in Clifton Forge on September 14, 1968, the son of Carlous Robert “C.R.” Nicely and Donna Simpson Nicely of Clifton Forge.

He was a senior account manager at Sonoco Products and had worked there for 24 years.  

Darrin was a 1986 graduate of Alleghany High School.  He received an Associate Degree from Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, and was a 1992 graduate of Radford University.  Darrin coached and supported area Youth League Baseball.  He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing. He was a member of the Covington Masonic Lodge # 171 A.F. & A.M.  Darrin’s nickname, “Dirty” was given him in Little League Football and it stuck with him his entire life.  He played softball and was a fan of the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves, University of Virginia sports, and all Alleghany High School sports activities.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Rebecca Simpson and Carlous and Elise Nicely.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 25 years, Melissa S. Nicely; 3 sons, Dalton Scott Nicely of Troutville, and Ethan Matthew Nicely and Caden Ellis Nicely, both of Clifton Forge. Darrin is survived by a large host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and great lifetime friends.

A service to celebrate Darrin’s life will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge with Reverend Beaver Terry and Reverend Nathan Colwell officiating.  

The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 3:00 PM until the time of service at Nicely Funeral Home.

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