The Citadel Class of 1970- James Hugh "Jim" Nicholes, Jr.
From Robinson's Funeral Home- 20 August 2023
James Hugh Nichols, JR, 75, of Dacusville Community in Easley, SC, passed away on August 18, 2023 after an unexpected, severe heart attack.
The loving son of James Hugh Nichols & Beatrice Busby Nichols, deceased, Jim treasured his upbringing in the Panama Canal Zone. He was a faithful, loving husband, exemplary father, loving PaPa, loyal friend, and a sacrificial servant of the Lord. Jim married Vivian Jeanette Jameson and they recently celebrated 51 wonderful years together. He dated his bride and held her as his priceless jewel from day one. He was the father of three married sons- Scott (Anne), Chris (Courtney), Travis (Ashley). Grandfather (PaPa) to Jackson, Malin, Amelia, Hanley, Emmaline, Felicity, Kennedy, and Embree. Jim's greatest goal was the salvation of all his family and creating memories with those he loved. He wanted nothing but the best for his sons, daughters-in-love, and grandchildren. He prayed for each of them and their salvation daily.
Jim was a proud graduate of the Citadel and faithfully served as an officer in the United States Army. He went on to receive his MBA from Memphis State University and then began his career with AT&T. Jim & Vivian lived in multiple locations from the Southeast to the Northeast until settling in the Greater Houston Area, Kingwood and Atascocita, for 31 years where they established great friendships and poured their lives into a variety of ministries within their church. Jim retired from AT&T after 34.5 years of service. He was always emphatic about the 1/2! A few years after retirement, Jim & Vivian moved to the Dacusville Community, Easley, SC in 2019.
Jim lived a righteous life before the Lord. He was full of love, humble, self-controlled, kind, full of integrity, wise, and was the spiritual leader of the family. Jim had a deep roaring laugh and a great sense of humor. He had a type A personality and had a plan for the plan for the plan. Jim's always set to aim high and to do all things well. If Jim said he was going to do something, you had his word and he'd always go above and beyond.
The memorial service will be held at East Pickens Baptist Church in Pickens, SC on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 3:30 pm EST, as we celebrate the life and impact of James Hugh Nichols, Jr. Visitation will precede the service from 2:00-3:15 EST at the same location. Friends & Family from afar are invited to view the Livestream on Youtube @EastPickens. Tributable donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project or the Pickens County Quilts of Valor honoring Service Members & Veterans Touched By War. For Quilts of Valor, checks can be sent to: Quilts of Valor Pickens/Oconee County Attn: Linda Hall 2661 Earls Bridge Rd Easley, SC 29640. Memo: Tribute Jim Nichols.
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Editor's Note: Jim was a Political Science major and Army contract. He was a proud member of "D" Company- a corporeal, a 1st Sgt, and a Maj. On 1B/S. He was on the Beach House Committee, a Chapel Usher, in the Denominational Group, History Club, International Relations Club, Sigma Alpha (Pres-1), Army Scholarship, Assn of U.S. Army, Domolay Club (Pres 1), Political Science Club, Parade Usher, Bluebook Comm, Collegiate International Relations, and United Nations Assn.