Arnold “Ed” Nichols, 73, of Wheelersburg, died Sunday, July 3, 2016, at his home. Born on April 15, 1943 in Portsmouth, he was a son of the late Orville and Marjorie Cole Nichols and was a former machinist at Mitchellace.
Ed was a proud Army veteran, having served in the Vietnam War from 1965-1966.
Also preceding him in death on December 22, 2002 were his wife, Janice Lytten Nichols; a daughter, Linda Carlene Nichols; and a brother, David Nichols.
Survivors include his children, Nick (Linda) Nichols and Luanne (Steve) Valentine, all of Wheelersburg; Bo (Dolly) Cole of West Portsmouth and Bill Nichols of Sciotoville; two brothers, Bill Nichols of West Portsmouth and Dale Nichols of Portsmouth; five sisters, Pat (Ralph) Wolfenbarger, Mary Lou (Dewey) Sexton and Sandy Crawford, all of South Shore, KY, Becky Kay (Jeff) Daniels of Jasper and Brenda Schod of Colorado; eleven grandchildren, Jeremy Valentine, Derek Tackett, Kayse Nichols, Mychael Nichols, Ian Bapst, Michael Cole, Amanda Cantrell, Amy Shepherd, Tami Nichols, Billy Nichols and Allison Nichols and several great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6th, at the BRANT FUNERAL HOME IN SCIOTOVILLE with Deacon Al Oliver officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens with military honors by the James Irwin Post #622 and William Baker Post #323 of the American Legion.
The family will receive guests at Brant’s from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Memorial gifts may be made to the CAO Backpack Program, 433 Third Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662.
The flags on the avenue will fly in honor of this brave veteran, Ed Nichols.