John Robert Nissley Jr. 46, owner of Nissley Family Chiropractic

By on January 23, 2013

John Robert Nissley Jr., 46, of Ephrata, passed away Jan. 15, 2013, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy.

Nissley was a chiropractor and had clients in Lititz.

He was born in Lebanon to Lorraine (Bobb), wife of Garin Moore Sr. and the late John R. Nissley Sr. John was the husband of Leslie Elizabeth (Smith) Nissley, with whom he shared 16 years of marriage.

John was a member of the Akron Mennonite Church. He was a graduate of Palmyra High School class of 1984. He earned a degree in architectural drafting from Harrisburg Area Community College, an associate degree in sciences at Greenville Technical School and a doctorate degree in chiropractic from Sherman College. He was the former owner of Nissley Family Chiropractic in Leola for 10 years. John was a member of the West Earl Lions Club, a former cub scout leader, West Earl, and a former member and president of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Lancaster. His hobbies were fencing, bicycling and balloon twisting.

John is survived by a son: John William Nissley, age 11; daughter: Emilie Nissley, age 7, both at home; father and mother-in-law: Joseph D. and Emilie (Seidel) Smith of Spartanburg, S.C.; paternal grandmother: Anna Nissley of Mt. Gretna; a brother: Michael Nissley; two step brothers: Garin Moore Jr. and Bill Moore; two step sisters: Patricia Hall, Cheryl Moore; brothers-in-law: A.J. Smith and Kyle Jordan; sisters-in-law: Abigail Jordan and Kimberly Smith; nieces and nephews: Rebecca Bissonnette, Joseph Ivy, Collin Nissley, Alicia Nissley, Andrew Jordan, Madelyn Jordan, Molly Jordan, Megyn Jordan, Ella Smith, Virginia Smith, Grace Smith and Jackson Smith.

A visitation was held January 20 at the Akron Mennonite Church. A service to celebrate John’s life was held Jan. 21 at the Akron Mennonite Church with Pastor Jim S. Amstutz and Pastor Michelle Dula officiating.

Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Kindly omit flowers, the family would prefer memorial contributions in John’s memory be made to the Akron Mennonite Church, Agape Fund, 1311 Diamond Street, Akron, PA 17501 or Hospice & Community Care, formerly Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

The Nissley family wishes to express a very special thank you to the Johns Hopkins Pancreatic Multidisciplinary Clinic for their care during John’s illness, especially Dr. Christopher Wolfgang.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.