It is with great regret and sorrow that we must notify you I just learned our
Classmate, Nick Muiznieks, passed away on November 14, 2019, in Clarksville, TN.
Nick is survived by three sons, Rob and his wife, Jenny; David and his wife,
Amy; and Mark and his wife, Clair; and nine grandchildren, Luke, Emma, Mitch,
Ella, Mia, Drew, Matthew, Samuel, and Ava. Nick was predeceased by his wife,
Nick was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, TN.
Condolences may be sent to Rob at 2530 Everwood Court Clarksville, TN 37043.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Nick's memory may be made to World
Christian Broadcasting, 605 Bradley Court, Franklin, TN 37067.
Well done, Nick. Be thou at
Class Memorial Pages/L-2 Nick Muiznieks.pdf
His family did leave Latvia to escape the war. They left on foot. His dad went
back to help more people and, unfortunately, Nick, his mom, and sisters never
saw him again. They were soon captured and placed in a work camp were they were
forced to live for several years. Nick talked about it being cold, being hungry,
and hating the smell of limes (that they would put over the mass body graves).
After the war, an American family sponsored them to come to America where they
came by boat to North Carolina. Nick went to school, worked all evening
after school, and learned English. It was then he went to West Point.
1936 - 2019
Nikolajs "Nick" Muiznieks, age 83, of Clarksville, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019, at his residence.
Nick was born September 28, 1936, in Latvia, to the late Nikolajs and Ida
Muiznieks. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Muiznieks; and
his three sisters, Helga Muiznieks, Astrida Muiznieks, and Hedy Harju.
Mr. Muiznieks was a US Army veteran. He was a West Point graduate, toured in
Vietnam, where he earned a Silver Star, and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Nick was a member of Barkers Mill Church of Christ, where he served as an elder.
He previously served as an elder at Hilldale Church of Christ. His passion was
evangelism. He loved working outdoors and on his farm.
A Celebration of
Life Service will be held Sunday, November 17, at 3:00 PM, at the Chapel of
Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, with Bro. Steve Kirby officiating. Burial
will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, November 17, from
12:00 PM until the hour of service, at the funeral home.
Nick is survived
by three sons, Rob (Jenny) Muiznieks, David (Amy) Muiznieks, and Mark (Clair)
Muiznieks; and nine grandchildren, Luke, Emma, Mitch, Ella, Mia, Drew, Matthew,
Samuel, and Ava Muiznieks.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made, in Nick's honor, to World Christian Broadcasting, 605 Bradley Court,
Franklin, TN 37067.
Arrangements are entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman
Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488.