March 18, 1927 - March 6, 2018
IDEAL, GA - Joe J. Nichols, age 90, of Ideal Georgia, passed away Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at Taylor County Health & Rehabilitation Center in Butler, Georgia. He was born March 18, 1927 in Bainbridge, Georgia to the late Eli Nichols and Eunice Willis Nichols. Joe graduated from Bainbridge High in 1943 and began working for Georgia Power, when he turned eighteen, he joined the U.S. Army. He was a WWII Veteran, a Mason and a member of the Ideal Baptist Church. He worked for Georgia Power for over 42 years and retired as a Training and Methods Specialist for the Macon Division. Services are scheduled for Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Ideal Baptist Church in Ideal, Georgia with Rev. Brandon Nichols, Rev Ken Baggett and Rev. Sidney Clay officiating. A graveside service will follow that afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at Salem-Seminole Baptist Church Cemetery in Donalsonville, Georgia. Family will receive friends on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Survivors include his three sons and four daughters-in-law; Randy Nichols (Marcia) of Macon, Georgia, Marlan Nichols (Janie) of Warner Robins, Georgia, Maurice Nichols (Susan) of Macon, Georgia; Alice Nichols of Dublin, Georgia; “UNK’s” niece, Melody Eback (John) of Chicago, IL,; two sisters-in-law, Emmie Grimes (Dave) Hiawassee, Georgia and Zadie Peters also of Hiawassee, Georgia. Also surviving are nine grandchildren: Joseph Nichols, Dana Albertson, Jon Nichols, Jennifer Warren, Jason Nichols, Brandon Nichols, Leslie Nichols, Alex Nichols, Trevor Nichols and eighteen great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Merle Baggerly Nichols; one son, Farrell Nichols; one grandson, Wylder Nichols; and one great-grandson, Nathanial Jackson Warren. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to Ideal Baptist Church, P. O. Box 150, Ideal, Georgia 31041 or Mercy Hill Church. P.O. Box 1166, Kennesaw, Georgia, 31056. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.watsonmathewsfuneralhome.com Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma, GA is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Joseph Jonah Nichols.
IDEAL, GA - Joe J. Nichols, age 90, of Ideal Georgia, passed away Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at Taylor County Health & Rehabilitation Center in Butler, Georgia. He was born March 18, 1927 in Bainbridge, Georgia to the late Eli Nichols and Eunice... View Obituary & Service Information
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