Leonard Elwood “Pete” Nicely, 80 of Covington died Saturday, November 12, 2022, at Lewis Gale Alleghany Regional Hospital.
He was born November 2, 1942, in Alleghany Co., he was the son of the late Leonard E. Nicely, Sr. and Ruth Forbes Nicely; other than his parents he was preceded in death by a son Leonard E. Nicely, III and a sister Bonnie Hall.
Pete was the owner of Nicely’s Taxidermy for many years, he received a number of awards for his taxidermy work and is known all over world. He was member of the Master’s Measuring the International Safari Club, and the NRA.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Sally Krueger Nicely of Covington, two daughters Wendy Meeks and husband Thomas and Shannon Porterfield and husband Timmy all of Covington, four grandchildren Victoria Meeks; Noah Porterfield; Hannah Porterfield and Brenden Porterfield.
In keeping with his wishes his body has been cremated.
A memorial service will be Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at 5:00 PM at Arritt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doug Hollenback officiating.
Following the service there will be a reception at the Covington Moose Lodge for family and friends.
Arrangements are being handled by Arritt Funeral Home.
Online condolence can be made to arrittfuneralhome.com