Ernest Domenica “Nicky” Kizer, 62, of Mount Hope, WV, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on June 12, 2019 following a battle with cancer.
Born in Oak Hill, WV on January 31, 1957, Nicky attended Mount Hope High School and started working in the mines the day after he graduated high school. While working in the mines his entire life, he was the best dozer man you could find.
Nicky was a simple man who loved being surrounded by the mountains and comfort of his little town of Mount Hope. He enjoyed the outdoors whether it would be hunting, fishing, or showing horses when he was he younger. Nicky was an excellent horseman and alongside his father, participated in competitions frequently during the 60’s and 70’s, even winning a state champion title in pole bending in 1969. Nicky was a loving man who didn’t know a stranger. He always had the best jokes to make you smile.
He was preceded in death by his father; John Edward Kizer, from Mount Hope, WV.
Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Pamela Lynn Kizer of Mount Hope, WV; 3 children, Chad Kizer and wife, Christin of Newport News, VA, Dustin Kizer of Mount Hope, WV, and Kasey Kizer Kessler and husband, Sam of Kenova, WV; mother, Eleanor Fontana; 3 siblings, John “JP” Kizer and wife, Kim of Sevierville, TN, Lisa Kizer Wilson and husband, Clarence of Maple Fork, WV, and Dana Kizer of Mount Hope, WV. He was a grandfather to 3 grandchildren, Harley, Paisley, and Ryker Kizer.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, June 17, 2019 at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope, WV, with Pastor Jimmy Matheny of Mill Creek Church officiating. Visitation for friends will be held on Monday, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Burial will follow the funeral at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill, WV.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley WV 25801 or made at
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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope, WV