Olney B. Kniceley

October 19, 1925 ‒ December 12, 2019

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Olney B. Kniceley passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019 in Country Meadow Care Center.  He was 94.

He was born October 19, 1925 in Sutton, WV to the late Roy and Martha Kniceley.

A U.S. Navy veteran, Olney served in WWII and was honorably discharged in 1946.  He earned the Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon.

On September 15, 1949 he married Roberta Walker Kniceley with whom he raised five children.  Just this past fall, they celebrated their 70th Anniversary.

Olney worked at Milliron for many years.  He was the guy who could find you anything, even before computer systems kept items cataloged.

Known as “Oney” to friends and family, he enjoyed playing euchre with the guys at Deckers.  “Oney” also loved vegetable gardening, raising tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers.

He is survived by his loving wife Roberta Kniceley of Lexington; children and their spouses Mike (Cathy) Kniceley of Mansfield, Lenna (Jim) Jamison, Debby (George) Stallard, and Keith Kniceley all of Lexington; four grandsons Shane, Chad, and Andrew Kniceley and Nathan Stallard; four great grandchildren Gavin, Aiden, Ziena and Jackson.  Also surviving are three brothers and a sister.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son and daughter-in-law Kirk and Becky Kniceley and by his siblings.

Friends may call Monday, December 16 from 1-3 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the  funeral service will follow at 3 pm.  Pastor Tj Waters will officiate.  Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

The Kniceley family would like to acknowledge the staff at Country Meadow Care Center for their compassionate care.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Olney’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Debby, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I know how much you loved him. You and your family are in my prayers. I’m here if you want to talk. Love you my dear friend.

  • So sorry about your dad Mike. Praying that God will comfort you and his family and friends during this time of sorrow.

  • Sending my deepest sympathies to the entire Knicely family for such a profound loss of Mr. Knicely. I have many memories of seeing him walking down Frederick Street on a summer’s day to see what was going on downtown. May your sorrow be replaced soon by precious memories.

  • Debby and Lenna and Family So sorry I didn’t get down to see you. I have to have someone stay with Carlisle and no one was available.
    So sorry about your Dad just wanted you to know I held you guys in my heart and thought’s all day..Love to all…God Bless Betty and Carlisle Snow