He was preceded in death by his parents, Crawford and Maudie Davis Nease.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Nease of Cleveland; children: Rick Nease and Sharon Baker, both of Cleveland; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on today, Jan. 2, 2013, in the chapel of Grissom Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Thacker officiating.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.