Howard Leslie Nickels went to be with the Lord on Friday April 26, at the home he shared with his wife, Ruth, for 20 years.
He was born in Johnson City, TN on November 19, 1945. He proudly served his God and country, retiring from the Marine Corps after 33 years of service. He also retired from Northern Tool and Equipment.
Howard was a kind and generous man who loved his family, friends, the USMC and Tennessee football.
Howard was the son of the late Wiley and Margaret Thompson Nickels. He was preceded in death by some his brothers and sisters.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children Tamra and Clinton Dominy, Brad Shelton, Tanya and Bobby Shaw, Lincoln and Denna Shelton, Regina Shelton and Amber Nickels. Howard has 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and three on the way.
A Celebration of Life service for Mr. Nickels will be held 5:00 PM, Monday, April 29, 2019 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Reverend Joey Murdock and Reverend Lincoln Shelton officiating. The family will receive friends from 3:00 -5:00 PM prior to the service.
Internment services will be 10:45 AM, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Mountain Home National Cemetery with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donation can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
||Joseph P. Nickles
|Ruth & family - Please accept our deepest sympathies in the passing of Howard. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. He was such a really good man and he was always kind to us and we will miss him dearly. Again we are so sorry for your loss. God bless you. Sincerely, Joe & Cheryl Nickles (Wiley, Jr.'s son)|
||Patty williford rice
|My thoughts and prayers are with you Al I am so sorry for the
loss of this wonderful man|
|Ruth and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Howard was a
gentle soul. He will be missed by all that knew him.|
|In recognition of Howard Leslie Nickels'
Honorable Service in the United States Marine
Corps, the members of the SSgt Walter F. 'Trae'
Cohee III Detachment # 115, Salisbury, MD and
the members the Tri-Cities Detachment # 969,
Gray, TN of the Marine Corps League would like
to extend our appreciation and gratitude for
his service to God, Country and Corps as well
as our sincere condolences to his family.
Staff Sergeant USMC (Ret)
MCL Detachment # 115 & # 969
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