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Carl Nick Dann, 76, formerly of Morehead, passed away October 31, 2017, in Ocala, Florida, his home for many years.
He was born November 11, 1940, to Carl Dann and Geneva Snowden Dann. Raised in Eastern Kentucky, Nick graduated from Jenkins High School and was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Kentucky. He was an outstanding athlete in both basketball and football. Nick graduated from Morehead State University and coached football at Rowan County High School in Morehead, Kentucky, for a short time before changing careers to business and sales. He spent many years umpiring baseball and refereeing basketball games in the central part of Kentucky and also in Florida as well. He also devoted years to coaching Little League Baseball making a tremendous impact on many, many young men while taking his teams to the Championship level. His charismatic personality was a tremendous asset in his career owning automobile businesses and small engine sales and marketing.
He was an avid woodworking enthusiast and loved working with his hands whether it be in the yard, in his home or with his antique vehicles. He was an avid collector of many things. He loved things that were different and restoring them to their original beauty.
Nick has been a resident of Eustis, Florida, and Ocala, Florida, for the past 48 years. He made lifelong friends everywhere he went and was Loved by All. He was a joy and an inspiration to everyone who knew him.
Nick is survived by his wife of 48 years, Karen Templeman Dann; his daughter, Kristen Michelle Dann Thornton and her husband, Mike; grandson, Carter Michael Thornton; daughter, Nikki Dann Rushka and her husband, Shannon; grandsons, Christian Mabry, Johnny Bradley and Joshua Bradley; son, Michael Dann; and granddaughters, Cheyanne Dann and Shay Dann.
Nick was predeceased by his father, Carl Dann, and his mother, Geneva Dann Snowden; his sister, Michelle Dann Adams; and his brother, Michael Dann.
Nick had a very special and loving relationship with his sister-in-law, Donna Templeman Anderson and her husband, Lloyd Buster Anderson, and his sister-in-law, Lois Templeman Anderson and her husband, Claude Anderson. They were more his sisters and brothers than in-laws--as well as his nephews, whom he loved dearly: Anthony Anderson, Dwayne Anderson, Paul Anderson, Joe Anderson, Dann Adams and their families. He has numerous nieces and nephews who loved him dearly and added joy and much happiness to his life.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the Anderson Cemetery on Rock Fork Road.
Visitation is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, 400 Fraley Drive, Morehead, KY 40351.
Sign guestbook at www.northcuttandson.com
Published on November 6, 2017
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