- December 14, 1925 - February 2008
- Albany, Georgia
of Joe's Passing
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“My deepest sympathy to the family of Joe Nichols. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in peace Joe and GOD bless.
1 of 42 | Posted by: Chuck Mitchell
“Chris I am truely sorry for your loss. I read all the wonderful things about your grandfather and it sounds like he was a pretty upstanding guy. My...Read More »
2 of 42 | Posted by: Jessica M. Austin
We were so sorry to hear about your grand-daddy passing away. Our Prayers are with you and your family during this time. Love you, Pam,Don...Read More »
3 of 42 | Posted by: Pam & Don West
“To Lavon and Skip from all your friends at our company. You are in our thoughts and prayers in the passing of Mr. Nichols.
4 of 42 | Posted by: Albany Beverage Co.
“Sheryl and Joey,
I was saddened to hear about your father's death, Sheryl and hated that I couldn't be at the celebration of his life. I remember...Read More »
5 of 42 | Posted by: Sheila Mercer Mims
“Skip,Lavon, & Family
We were truly sorry to hear about the death of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
6 of 42 | Posted by: Kay & Don Brumbley
“I am so sorry! A loss of a true gemtleman! Love you, Mrs. Nichols!
7 of 42 | Posted by: Donna J. Shimunek
“Skip and Lavon, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief. Mr. Joe was a great man and an even better friend. Frances &...Read More »
8 of 42 | Posted by: Frances and Freddy Brown
“We are sorry to hear about Mr Nichols. God Bless You!
Benny & Linda Eubanks
9 of 42 | Posted by: Benny & Linda Eubanks
“Skip & Lavone,
We are saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ed Rynders & Family
10 of 42 | Posted by: Ed Rynders
“To the Nichols Family,
Joe was a special man and touched the lives of everyone he came in contact with. You are in our thoughts and prayers
11 of 42 | Posted by: Gary & Deedie Long
“Dearest Skip and Larry, You and your families are in my heart and prayers during this time of loss. How all of Albany loved Mr. Joe. He will be...Read More »
12 of 42 | Posted by: Peggy Schmidt Shackleford
“I will miss him myself very
much. He was a dear friend to me. He is resting in peace
13 of 42 | Posted by: Pamela Torrence
“joe will be missed by everyone that every came in contact with him.he was the best friend that anyone could ever ask for. he will be missed but...Read More »
14 of 42 | Posted by: gloria johnston
“SKIP & lAVON KNOW THAT WE WERE SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT MR. JOE'S PASSING. KNOW THAT MY WHOLE FAMILY CARED AND LOVED HIM VERY MUCH. KNOW THAT YOU'RE WHOLE...Read More »
15 of 42 | Posted by: June Eubanks
“Joe was not only a friend; he was a second father to me! Joe served as my mentor and coach through the Elks Lodge, the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish...Read More »
16 of 42 | Posted by: Ray Humphrey
“Tonya and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family. May God give you much comfort during this difficult time.
17 of 42 | Posted by: Leigh, Josh and Daylen
“MY FAMILY AND I WERE SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR DAD'S PASSING. HE WAS A SWEET MAN. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
TERESA G. HENRY, LEWIS GRIFFIN & FAMILY
18 of 42 | Posted by: TERESA GRIFFIN HENRY
“God has called one of his wonderful Angels home.
19 of 42 | Posted by: Johnnie Hadley/ Golden Triangle RC & D Admin. Sec
“God Bless you ALL! I am unable to be there in person, but my heart is with you. Your father was a hugh influence in my (and Meagan's) life. I know...Read More »
20 of 42 | Posted by: Rhonda Shehee
“Our prayers go out to Joe's family. I will always remember the many music jobs Joe and I played. He was a fine musician and gentleman.
21 of 42 | Posted by: Pete Lewis
“I first met Joe when I was playing at the Moose Club @ 10 years ago. Joe would tell you that most of the time when people tell you that you should...Read More »
22 of 42 | Posted by: Michael Burns
“Our Deepest Sympathies, Raye and John Shearer
23 of 42 | Posted by: John and Raye Shearer
“I am truely sorry to hear of your loss. He was a dear friend to my dad Bert Justice and my Mom Lurene. I feel that he is up there singing and my...Read More »
24 of 42 | Posted by: Jill Justice Smith
“The Nichols family is very special to us and you are all special in our hearts and prayers as you lay your beloved dad to rest...Know how much we...Read More »
25 of 42 | Posted by: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Our thoughts and prayers are you all. God Bless.
26 of 42 | Posted by: Chuck & Carla McNeil
“I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Mr. Joe. I am so sorry for your loss.
27 of 42 | Posted by: Jeanne (Humphrey) Brooks
“To the Joe Nichols Family:
Most of you do not know me. I met Joe through The Exchange Club of Albany and learned very quickly the character of Joe....Read More »
28 of 42 | Posted by: Max Ladson
“Joe was a true Southern Gentleman thta was loved by all. He will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayer's are with you and my God's Grace and Love...Read More »
29 of 42 | Posted by: Billy Webb
“I work with Lisa in Florida and in the short time we've worked together she's told me so much about her Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
30 of 42 | Posted by: Peggy Thompson
“Mrs. Nichols and family,
I am so sorry, for Mr.Nichols was always such a nice person. I have always t helped with the ribbon cutting for the Fair and...Read More »
31 of 42 | Posted by: Ms. Lou Johnson
“Skip and family,it is my prayer that you will find courage to face tomorrow in the love that surrounds you today. Rest assured another Angel watches...Read More »
32 of 42 | Posted by: Gary Dorough (Dr. "D")
“To the family we send our love at this time. Joe will be greatly missed by all.
Jeanette and Leonard Tifton Georgia
33 of 42 | Posted by: Mr and Mrs Leonard Handy
“The world is a much better world because Joe was here. It will never be the same without him.Remember the good times and what Joe believed in. He...Read More »
34 of 42 | Posted by: Barney & Lynette Knighton
“Joe was a great person and will definately be missed.
35 of 42 | Posted by: Mark Holloway
“You will all be in my prayers.
36 of 42 | Posted by: Vicki ( Bowling ) Timbes
“My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. I love each and everyone of you dearly.
37 of 42 | Posted by: Mary Jac Williams
“May you find peace and comfort through our Heavenly Father. Mr. Joe was always a great guy to me. My prayers and thoughts are with the rest of my...Read More »
38 of 42 | Posted by: John & Andrea Sikes
“LONG TIME FRIEND
39 of 42 | Posted by: BILL BOWLING
“Joe was a patriarch not only in his family but in The Exchange Club of Albany. Joe will be missed greatly. I remember a lot of things about him but...Read More »
40 of 42 | Posted by: Bill & Beth Banks
“I'M SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THIS.DEAR SKIP AND LAVON MY PRAYS WILL BE WITH YOU.
I HAVE THOUGHT THE WORLD OF YOUR DADDY.MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU.
41 of 42 | Posted by: GINA
“SKIP, LAVON & FAMILY,
WE ARE SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF MR. JOE. PLEASE KNOW YOU'RE IN OUR HEARTS, THOUGHTS & PRAYERS. GOD BLESS YOU!!!
42 of 42 | Posted by: GAIL & MIKE ALFORD
H. Joe Nichols, 82, of Albany, GA and Enterprise, Al, died Friday evening at his residence in Albany following an illness.The funeral service will be Tuesday, 3 PM, First Baptist Church. Interment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery with Masonic Rites. Dr. G. Lance Hogan will officiate.Mr. Nichols was born in Panama City, FL, December 14, 1925, attended elementary, junior high and through the 11th grade in Thomasville, then graduated from Albany High School in 1943. Joe was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Navy. After his service in the Navy he graduated from Mercer University with a degree in Business Administration, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He was a member and Past Exalted Ruler of B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge #713, a member and past Master of Triangle Lodge #708 F. & A. M., a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, a York Rite Mason, and a member and past Potentate of Hasan Shrine Temple. He was also a member and Past Director of the Royal Order of Jesters, Court#159, Knighted Royal Order of Scotland. Mr. Nichols was also a member and past President of the Albany Shrine Club, a member of the Hasan Shrine Temple Flying Fezzes, flying critically burned victims to Shrine Burn Institutes, and a member of the Temple Van Transportation Unit , transporting patients to Shrine Orthopedic Hospitals. He was a Past President of the Georgia Shrine Association, Past Commander of Hasan Temple's Legion of Honor, and a Past President of Hasan Temple's Escort Unit. Mr. Nichols served as a member of the Scottish Rite Hospital Child Care Committee in Atlanta and as a director of the Scottish Rite Foundation of Georgia.Mr. Nichols was a past president and member, since 1950, of the Exchange Club of Albany and was recognized as the 1998 -1999 Millard A. Beckum Outstanding Club President of the Georgia District Exchange Clubs. He was also a member of the State of Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission, Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors, and served as president of the Golden Triangle Resource Conservation and Development Council from 1995 to 2006. Mr. Nichols was inducted into the Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors Hall of Fame in 2008. He was the 1985 Dougherty County Conservation Man of the Year and received the 1981 Woodman of the World Conservation Award.Music was always an important part of Joe's life. His band, Joe Nichols and his Five Pennies, played throughout the southeast. Later he was a vocalist and saxophone player with the Albert Murphy Orchestra and the Dave Mercer Band. He was a charter member of Central Baptist Church and served as Central Baptist Church's first Minister of Music. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was a member of the choir. He was Imperial Vocalist for Shrine of North America, Convention Vocalist for the National Association of Conservation Districts, and Convention Vocalist for the National Exchange Clubs. He served as Emcee and host for the Southwest Georgia segment of the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Labor Day Telethon from 1983 to 1987..He married the late Dorris E. "Dot" Wilder on December 15, 1946, who died January 15, 2002. He is also preceded in death by a daughter, Renae Nichols Simon Wallace and a son, Lance Jay Nichols.Survivors include his wife Frances D. Nichols of Albany and Enterprise, AL; 3 sons, H. J. 'Skip' Nichols, Jr. (Lavon) of Albany, Larry W. Nichols (Judy) of Atlanta, and Scott Keith Nichols (Diane) of Albany; 2 daughters, Lisa Faye Nichols (Ben) of Jacksonville, FL, and Sheryl Nichols Giles (Joe) of Albany; step children, Neal Nichols (March) of Enterprise, Al, and Charlotte N. Griffin (Gordon) of Enterprise, AL; 19 grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and 6 step great grandchildren.Those desiring please make memorials to Albany Community Hospice, Masonic Children's Home of Georgia, National Exchange Club for Prevention of Child Abuse, Shriners Children's Hos