Clemon "Clem" Nickelberry, widower of Sadie Nickelberry and retired chief executive officer of Apple Valley Express, Inc., died Sunday, October 29, 2017, at age 95. He was the son of the late Albert Nickelberry and the late Alberta Nickelberry. The once extravagant, impeccably-dressed Memphis, Tennessee native was especially proud of his accomplishment of parlaying his fascination with trucks into a rewarding transportation industry career and successful entrepreneurial venture, spanning more than 5 decades. Clem brought life and laughter to any social gathering he attended.
An active Christian since his youth and an avid fisherman and huntsman, Clem was deeply cherished by his siblings: Jessie Lawson-Nickelberry, Garland (Mary) Nickelberry, Floyd (Cathy) Nickelberry, James (Ethel) Nickelberry, Charles (Carol) Nickelberry, Nicolas (Carylon) Nickelberry, Elaster (Fasandra) Nickelberry, Minister Charlene (Hubert) Gray, Silver Ishmael, Rosie Gatewood, Connie McCullough, Bonnie Carter, Ernestine Sanders.
Besides his wife and parents, Clem was also preceded in death by his step-mother Carrie Nickelberry; sisters, Clemmie Williams and Louise Jones; brothers Edward Nickelberry and Odell Nickerberry.
Additional survivors to treasure his memory include 2 sons – his firstborn named after his beloved brother Odell and his youngest, DeAnthony Nickelberry; 1 granddaughter; a wide circle of additional family and friends, including Lynn (Skip) Rentie, Gregory (Chandra) Nickerberry and Shirley (Clarence) Wright, two nieces and a nephew to whom he was a generous father figure.
Visitation will be held Friday, November 3, 2017 from 5 PM to 6:30 PM and the funeral service will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM, both in the chapel of Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Phillip Pointer, Sr., officiating. Entombment will follow immediately in Riverwood Memorial Gardens, Maumelle, Arkansas.
Clem will be lovingly remembered for many years to come.