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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