James S. "Lap" Nye, Sr., 80, of Wiconisco, passed away suddenly early Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
Jim was born in Wiconisco, September 12, 1940, a son of the late Allen and Helen Hoover Nye.
He was a United States Army Veteran.
Jim retired after 41 years of service from the former Alfa Laval, Lykens.
He was a well known trap shooter, traveling to many states and winning numerous awards. He enjoyed shooting at Short Mountain, Hegins, Valley View, Trevorton and Elysburg gun clubs. Jim also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sherry Deiter Nye, 1983; a daughter, Kristi L. Wenzel, 2000; two sisters, Barb Felton and Jean McCready; two brothers, Robert and Edward Ney.
He is survived by his companion of 29 1/2 years, Mary Bopp Taylor, Lykens; a daughter, Kim Nye of Martha's Vineyard, MA and a son, James Nye Jr., and his wife Angel, Palmyra. Four brothers; Richard Nye, Lingelstown, Gary Ney, Williamstown, Scott Ney, Williamstown, Glenn Ney, Muir; six grandchildren, Jacob, Emily, Kayla, Rylee, Gus and Laura. Nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
A Celebration of Jim's life will be held on Saturday, September 26th at 12 pm from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc, Tower City with Pastor Annette Shutt. Burial will be in the Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco. Visitation will be from 11-12 at the chapel. Please follow CDC guidelines. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers should be made to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Avenue, Taylor, PA 18157. To send condolences to the family please visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com
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