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William Daniel "Danny" Nicely

March 24, 1951 ~ June 3, 2021 (age 70)


William Daniel "Danny" Nicely, 70, of Newport, passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at Carteret Health Care.

His memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, June 7, 2021, at One Harbor Church in Morehead City, officiated by Pastor Donnie Griggs. Friends are welcome to attend the service. For those unable to attend, the family invites you to view the webcasting of the service through his obituary page on Munden Funeral Home’s website.

(See link below for the Service Bulletin including the Order of Service.)

Danny was born on March 24, 1951, in Fayetteville, NC to the late William Frederick Nicely and Althea Nicely. He worked at Marine Fisheries for 32 years and was a member of One Harbor Church in Morehead City. He worked in law enforcement and was a firearm instructor for many of the local Law Enforcement Agencies, as well as a concealed carrier instructor for Newport Gun Shop where he was the owner and operator. He had a love for helping others and animals. Danny was a dedicated volunteer at OWLS Wildlife Shelter in Newport for 10 years.

He is survived by his wife Margaret Nicely of the home; his children, Nikki Stambro and Michael of Broad Creek; Kelly Nicely of Oceanside, CA, Doug Nicely and wife Melissa of Broad Creek; stepchildren, Charlie Suber and wife Casey, Mary Beth Barts and husband Michael; grandchildren, Levi Barts, Luke Barts, Caleb Nicely, Brandon Griffin; brother, Edward Nicely and wife Carol of Whispering Pines.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions in memory of Danny, may be made to OWLS Wildlife Shelter at 100 Wildlife Way, Newport, NC 28570.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC. 

To send flowers to William's family, please visit our floral store.

 Service Program


Memorial Service
June 7, 2021

4:00 PM
One Harbor Church in Morehead City
1605 Fisher St.
Morehead City, NC 28557

Video is available for this event


Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter
100 Wildlife Way, Newport NC 28570
Tel: 1-252-240-1200

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