Nick N. Saleeby

Published 2:16 am Sunday, November 1, 2009

By Staff
Mr. Nick Nasef Saleeby, age 92, a resident of 1498 N. Market Street, Washington, died Friday, October 30, 2009 at his home with his family by his side.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM Monday, November 2, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington followed by a graveside service at 2:00 PM at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington conducted by Father Kevin Johnson. .
Active pallbearers will be Nim Brann, Billy Jay Woolard, Stuart Crandell, Rick Osnoe, Carter Leary, Eli N. Saleeby, Jr., Paul Saik and David Shields.
Honorary pallbearers will be James Lupton, Luke Tetterton, Jim Humphrey, Joe Harrison, Charlie Cline, Robert “Buck” Andrews, Cotton Rawls, C.B. Cooper, John Morgan, Mark Yates, Mac Alligood, Ron Fortescue, Donald D. Bunch, Billy Stancill, Steve Williams, Ed Booth, Bonnie Crisp and the entire Bojangles Coffee and Tea Club.
Mr. Saleeby was born in Hartsville, S.C. on May 5, 1917. He was the son of the late Nasef and Jessie Saleeby. Mr. Saleeby graduated from Blytheville, Ark. High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Saleeby was co-owner and operator of the Charcoal House Restaurant in Washington for 45 years. He later operated Saleeby’s Restaurant with his beloved wife Annie, in Chocowinity. Mr. Saleeby was a former executive vice-president of the Little Mint Food chain.
Mr. Saleeby was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. He was a charter member of the Washington Yacht and Country Club and former member of the Washington Volunteer Fire Department and the City softball Team Being a track standout in High School, Mr. Saleeby loved sports, especially golf, hunting and fly rod fishing for bream and bass.
On November 11, 1942, Mr. Saleeby married “His Precious Angel” the former Annie Saliba, who survives.
Surviving with his wife are his daughter, Nickie Ann Pittman and her husband William of Washington; his sons, Abe N. Saleeby and his wife, Beverlee of Greenville, William Michael Saleeby and his wife, Ellen of Morehead City; his beloved grandchildren, Bobbie Ann Saleeby of Chapel Hill, Laura Ellen Saleeby of Morehead City and his sisters, Emma Saleeby of Washington and Martha S. Tatum of Russellville, Ark. Along with several nieces and nephews
In addition to his parents, Mr. Saleeby was preceded in death by his brother, Eli N. Saleeby and his sisters, Dorothy Saik, Mary Thompson and Josephine S. Somers
In addition to the visitation at the funeral home on Monday, the family will receive friends at other times at the home, located at 1498 N. Market Street, Washington.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 985, Washington, N.C. 27889 or the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, N.C. 27834.
The family would like to thank Edie Osnoe, for her faithful and loving friendship; Dotsie Dunlow, for her long time dedication and friendship; Tamara Clark, RN, Evelyn Ross, NA, the staff of Tarheel Home Health and the staff of Asera Care Hospice for their compassionate care.
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Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Saleeby family.
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