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James “Nickey” Treadway

James “Nickey” Treadway

James “Nickey” Treadway, 71, of Taylorsville, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at his home after an extensive illness.

Mr. Treadway was born December 2, 1947 to his parents, Reverend Buster Treadway and Evelyn Barlowe Treadway.

Mr. Treadway attended numerous churches including Mountain View Baptist, East Hudson Baptist, Living Waters Fellowship, and Cornerstone Covenant Church.

Nickey loved doing the impossible because he served a big God. He taught everyone about life and walking with God. He was a man after God’s own heart and was also a great counselor.

Nickey had a heart for people and loved to tell them about life and how to live right. Most importantly, he would challenge you about your walk with God and drawing closer to him. One of his questions was, “Where are you headed?”

One of Nickey’s favorite things was racing. He would always try to have the fastest car, lawnmower, go-kart, or mini late model. He would challenge everyone to figure out how and what he was doing to get that fast. On May 8, Nickey beat all of us to the finish line one last time.

Ahead of racing though, Nickey loved to play with and pick on everyone but most of all his grandbabies, sometimes making them laugh until they cried. He was always honest about his love and true in showing his love for his baby Tippy.

Mr. Treadway was preceded in death by Nick Treadway, Lou Sauers Treadway, Daniel Boone Barlowe, and Fancy Daniels Barlowe; two brothers, Paul Milton and John Henkle; a special nephew, Paul; sister-in law, Bonnie Treadway; and nephew-in-law, Leon Moose.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Treadway is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mildred W. Treadway; daughter, Tamara Lynn; sons, Timothy Lee, Simeon Devon, Steven Jeremiah, and Kalem Blake; sister, Diane Treadway; brother, Michael Treadway; special friend, Frankie Haas; and many preachers and special racing friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., at Mountain View Baptist Church in Taylorsville, with a visitation of family and friends before the service from 1:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. A burial service will follow in the church cemetery. Reverends Mark Moody, Roger Harmond Jr., and Simeon Treadway will be officiating the ceremonies.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the Treadway Family by visiting our website at

Chapman Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family of Mr. James “Nickey” Treadway.


  1. Rev and Mrs J E Williams on May 10, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Praying the comfort, strength and guidance of God as you continue the journey until we all meet Nickey at home. We love you all.

  2. Jane and Richard Honkanen on May 11, 2019 at 4:01 am

    We would like to pay our respects to the treadway family and to let you all know we love y’all and you’re in our prayers. Nicky was and awesome preacher he didn’t dance around the truth he told you like it was. Nicky really means lot to us and also the family means alot to us also. We love you all and you’re in our prayers. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.

  3. Teresa Gail Worth on May 11, 2019 at 5:12 am

    My Deepest Condolences ,Love , Understanding of knowing Such a great man, learned so much from him when I was younger, He will be deeply missed but he left behind a Loving Strong Family that walks by Faith & that wisdom & those memories will go on in each & every one of Us. Prayers up with all Family be it Blood, Faith , Friends, Past-Coworkers or just someone he help to get by May your Hearts get filled with Loving Memories & the peace knowing he is not hurting now & one day neither will we & we’ll walk beside him again.Sorry this was long but he was extended Family to me through my mom (Juanita Worth) and my oldest daugher was named after him cause I Love racing and he could build the Car to get you there…God Bless & Love you in the Days ahead as you try to heal .

  4. Jerry Harmon on May 14, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    I am so sorry for the hardships that have fallen on this wonderful family in the recent past. I am praying for God to comfort all of you in this time of pain.

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