Nicky J. Gladding, age 65 of Hendersonville, TN, died October 22, 2017 at the Madison Campus of Alive Hospice. He was born in Greenville, Michigan on August 11, 1952, the son of the late Max Gladding and Irene Mae Beard Gladding.Nicky was a very patriotic man who loved his country and served 7 years in the Michigan Army National Guard. He enjoyed country living, and collecting pocket watches and pocket knives. He was of the Methodist faith. He enjoyed fishing, watching westerns, riding horses, his dog and macaw.He is survived by his mother, Irene Gladding of Phoenix, Arizona; wife and friend of over 35 years, Barb Gladding of Hendersonville, TN; daughters, Nicole (Patrick) O'Neal of Springfield, TN and Jessica Gaunt of Hendersonville, TN; sons, Casey (Erika) Gladding of San Bernardino, CA and Jason (fiancé, Kayla Scott) Gladding of Hendersonville, TN; brothers, Eric (Sue) Gladding and Kim (Sandy) Gladding; grandchildren, Alecia Irwin of Mt. Pleasant, MI and Indiana Irwin of Crossville, TN, Nicklaus and Palmer O'Neal of Springfield, TN, Alexis & Samantha Gladding of San Bernardino, CA, Jenny, Jocelyn and Jacob Gaunt of Hendersonville, TN and Isabelle Gladding and Allison Nixson of Hendersonville, TN.A celebration of life service will be held in Michigan in June, 2018 with Rev. Kim Gladding officiating.