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AMerican Veteran 10

Wayne Thomas Nighbert, Sr.

March 18, 1947 ~ November 2, 2020 (age 73)


Wayne Thomas Nighbert, Sr., 73, husband of the late Sandra "Sandi" Nighbert, died Monday, November 2, 2020 at home.

Born in Madison, SD, he was the son of the late Wayne and Lillian Waugh Nighbert.

Mr. Nighbert was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Piedmont Wood Carvers and Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War

He is survived by three children, Wayne Nighbert, Jr. (Laurie), Shawn Nighbert (Johanna), and Chad Nighbert (Angela); twelve grandchildren, Samantha Jackson, Matthew Jackson, Amanda McClellan, Cassandra "Cassie" Wagner, Karla Nighbert, Freya Nighbert, Reese Nighbert, Colby Nighbert, Audrey Nighbert, Lydia Johnson, Isaac Johnson, and Abigail Johnson; three great grandchildren; sisters, Nancy Leonard; and Norma Garcia; and brothers, Michael Nighbert, Dan Nighbert, and Tim Nighbert.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Candice Wagner.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. Guests are encouraged to follow CDC social distancing guidelines and to wear a mask.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans at

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Memorial Service
November 14, 2020

4:00 PM
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown


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3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring KY 41076
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