June 21, 2024

Rev. Charles Nolan Neece, 90, of Pomeroy 

Rev. Charles Nolan Neece, 90, of Pomeroy

Rev. Charles Nolan Neece, 90, of Pomeroy, Ohio went peacefully to his heavenly reward on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

He was born February 20, 1931, in Dante, Virginia to the late Charles T. and Gertrude (Herndon) Neece.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 64 years, Sylvia (Sargent) Neece and his five brothers, Newman, Norman, Jack, Dale, and Roger.

He was a self-taught man leaving school to be the provider for his family after his father broke his back.  Most of his career was spent being in a coal mine (38 years) and he retired from Meigs Mines.

He was a devoted Assistant Pastor for over 30 years at Silver Memorial Freewill Baptist Church in Kanauga, Ohio.  When he needed to worship closer to home, he was lovingly welcomed at Hartford Church of Christ in Christian Union in Hartford, West Virginia.

In his later years, nothing gave him more joy than family gatherings.  You would hear him saying, “Now this is what it’s all about.”  He left behind to continue gathering, his five children; Charles (Barb) Neece of Langsville, Ohio, Chris (Terry) Neece of Pomeroy, Ohio, Diana (Jim) Smith of Racine, Ohio, Deena (Gary) Goodnough of Lexington, North Carolina, Rhonda (Burit) Craven of Seagrove, North Carolina, his eleven grandchildren; Jeremy, Christy, Lindsey, Jennifer, Christopher, Joshua, Gregory, Jaclyn, Cassie, Jessica, and Cameron, thirteen great-grandchildren; Brittany, Aiden, Grace, Reagan, Jonah, Jesse, Gavin, Nolan, Audrionna, Josiah, Kaitlyn, Cecil, Gray, and Noah, his devoted and loving sister, Janice (Jack) Haggy of Pomeroy, Ohio , and sister-in-law, Phyllis Drehel of Middleport, Ohio.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 7, 2022 at 12 p.m. at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy, Ohio with Pastor Chris “Buster” Neece officiating.  Burial will follow at Bradford Cemetery in Pomeroy, Ohio.  Pallbearers will be grandsons and one great-grandson.  Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the funeral home.