Rev. Carl Phillip Nicholas

February 12, 1954 ~ January 28, 2018 (age 63)

The Rev. Carl Phillip "Phil" Nicholas made his transition to be with his Heavenly Father at 1:48 A.M. Sunday, January 28, 2018 in the Abbyshire Place Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Phil was born February 12, 1954 in Charleston, West Virginia to the late Carl and Helen Keeney Nicholas. Besides his parents whom he loved and adored, he was preceded in death by his sweet aunt, Myron "Nonnie" Keeney Nidiffer and his maternal grandparents, Huey and Grace Foster Keeney, paternal grandparents Dan and Frona Cottrell Nicholas and Uncle Ken and Gay Babcock. Left to cherish Phil's memory are his cousins whom were like his brothers, Roger (Imogene) Foster, of Morgantown, West Virginia and Rick (Sherry) Foster, of Fosterville, West Virginia and other cousins, Greg (Meighan) Foster, of Alexandria, Virginia, Adam (Trish) Foster, of Fosterville, West Virginia, Jason (Amy) Foster, of Scott Depot, West Virginia, Melissa (Freddy) Foster Blackwell, his uncle, William "Bill" Nidiffer, of Kanawha City, West Virginia, his church family at Healing Stream Church in Seth, West Virginia and his close friends, Wally (Glenna) Woodrum of Seth, West Virginia and Ernie Tetoff, of Seth, West Virginia and Phil's darling friend, Linda Klein, of Florida. Phil was a 1972 graduate of Sherman High School in Seth, West Virginia and attended the Morris Harvey College, now the University of Charleston. He was a long time member of the Healing Stream Baptist Church in Seth, W.Va. in which he pastored there for a period of time. He retired from his work for the State of West Virginia after more than 20 years of loyal service. One of his greatest joys in life was going to shows at the Civic Center. He loved going back stage and meeting the stars of country music and rock and roll. Phil was an avid baseball fan and would like to tell stories of the old Watt Powell Park in Charleston, W.Va. He loved those Charleston Charlies and the Cincinnati Reds, but above all else his love of the Lord Jesus Christ and the importance of Salvation was his greatest love.Phil never met a stranger and never had a bad word for anyone. The family wishes to acknowledge the expert and loving care of Dr. William Harris, gerontologist, who provided care to Phil for many years and guidance to the family in dealing with challenges of dementia. The family would like to thank the staff at Abbyshire Place and the Heartland Hospice of Ohio for the loving care of Phil. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Phil's memory to Abbyshire Place or Heartland Hospice. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the Healing Stream Baptist Church, Seth, West Virginia. Officiating will be Pastor David Minturn. Interment will be in the Pineview Cemetery in Orgas, West Virginia. Friends may call from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the church. Cremeens-King Funeral Home serving the family.

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