Date of BirthOctober 12, 1937

John Nichols Obituary

Date of BirthOctober 12, 1937

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Date of DeathJanuary 13, 2016

John Nichols Obituary

from Charlotte, South Carolina, United States

John "Nick" L. Nichols, Jr. CHARLOTTE Mr. Nichols, 79, of Charlotte and Brevard, NC, passed away on December 13, 2016 at Southminster. He was born on October 12, 1937 in Columbia, SC, a son of the late John and Elizabeth Brogdon Nichols. Nick grew up in Sumter, South Carolina and attended Edmus High School. As a child, Nick and his family loved spending summers in Rocky Bottom, South Carolina. Nick attended college at Clemson University prior to entering the military, where he served in the United States Army Security Agency (ASA). After serving his country with a three-year tour in Germany, Nick returned to the United States and graduated from the University of Georgia. Following graduation, Nick moved to Columbia, South Carolina where he served as manager of First Commercial National Bank. While living in Columbia, Nick met and married the love of his life, Isabel Sloan Heinitsh. They were married for over 50 years until Isabel passed away December 1, 2011. Nick and his family moved to Lake Toxaway, North Carolina in 1968 where he built a number of successful businesses, two of which are still operating as Lake Toxaway Realty Company and Holbrook Nichols Construction. Nick proudly served for decades as a board member and chairman for the Transylvania Regional Hospital. He is survived by son, John LeRoy Nichols III; daughter, Isabel Nichols Roberts, daughter-in-law, Mish Boland Nichols; son-in-law, A. Des Roberts III; and his five grandchildren, Sloan, Shea, Whaley, Isabel and Ellen all of Charlotte, NC; brother, James Brogdon Nichols and wife Gail; nephews, Jim and Hugh Nichols; and his aunt, Betty Brogdon. There will be a prayer service held for Nick (John L. Nichols Jr.) at Christ Episcopal Church, located at 1412 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28207 on Sunday, December 18, at 3:00 p.m., with a gathering after the service at son John's home, located at 2209 Sherwood Ave., Charlotte, NC 28207. This spring, there will be a graveside service followed by a Celebration of Life held for Nick at Lake Toxaway, North Carolina. Memorial contributions may be made to LAKE TOXAWAY COMMUNITY CENTER http://www.toxawaycc.com/ and H3 Healthcare http://h3healthcare.com/ Condolences may be offered at www.HarryandBryantFuneralHome.com.