James Nichols, 87, of Bryan, Texas, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory. A ceremony to celebrate his life will be held at a later date.
James was born on December 14, 1927 in Caldwell, Texas, to Jim Nichols and Minnie Alcorn Nichols. He served in the US Army in 1946 and was honorably discharged in late 1947. James was a horse trainer in his younger days as well as a brick mason. He also owned a tree service company.
Preceding him in death are his wife Emma Jane Maddox Nichols; son, Ronald; parents; brothers, Jack, Bent, Robert and Connor; sisters, Mamie, Mary and Delphine; and a grandchild, Jeffery Nichols.
James is survived by his sons, Robert and wife Pat of Bryan, Stephen and wife Kathie of Vidor, Wendell and wife Cathy of Evadale; daughters, Lyvone and husband Larry Hoover of Dayton, Marie and husband Ralph Dougharty of Evadale; ten grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff at Sherwood Health Care for the love and care of Mr. James, as well as two other special caregivers, Carolyn Kenard and Shelly Jenkins.
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Even though I haven’t seen them in a long time, I really miss Sonny and Emma Jane. They were really good to me and my family when I was growing up. We lived with them for at least a year or two in Wellborn and knew their family all my life. They taught me how to drive a stick shift. Sonny taught us all, my brothers and sisters how to run a trout line. They were both special people. We felt safe when we were with them. They had a happy life together, you could tell how much they loved each other. My condolences and prayers go to his children. It’s really hard to loose someone so special. Look forward to meeting all of his family at the Memorial. Emily Pavelka
My Condolences to all the Family. And to My Brother n Law, Robert Nichols (Nicks Son) and my sister Pat Nichols. My Prayers are with you both. Robert you were a very good Son. And Nick loved you very much. You took great care of your Dad for many years. You seen to all his needs daily. And you know he appreciated you. And loved you. You will be rewarded one day for all you’ve done. My Prayers are with all the Family during this difficult time. Now Nick can R. I. P. In that Heavenly place above. We love you, Robert.