James Edward Nickell

Born in Bellefontaine, OH on April 5, 1945

Departed on March 15, 2018 and resided in Madison, TN

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James Edward Nickell, 74, died Thursday, March 15, 2018. Born April 5, 1943 in Bellefontaine, Ohio, James was the son of the late George and Veta (Fry) Nickell. He is survived by his wife, Annabelle (Reames) Nickell; four children, George Nickell, David Nickell (Deanne), Amber Cole (Lee) and Amy Ritchie; three step-children, James Weeks, Aaron Weeks and Angela Pope; 9 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Marvin D. Nickell (Jean); aunts and uncle, Rosemary (Fry) Snyder, Nina (Fry) and Nolan Church; and extended family members and friends. James served in the US armed forces for 36 years. He served 8 years on active duty and later served 28 years in the reserves retiring at the rank of Master Sergeant. He was an aircraft mechanic in the service and an auto mechanic in civilian life. A devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, James loved being out on his boat fishing in his free time. He also enjoyed computers. He and his wife Annabelle settled in Madison in 1982. A Life Celebration Service will be held Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 2 PM at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, 127 N. Main St., Goodlettsville with interment with Military Honors to follow at Hendersonville Memory Gardens. A visitation hour will be held at the funeral home Saturday from 1 – 2 PM prior to the service.

3 Comments to James Edward Nickell

  1. James Harkreader
    March 21, 2018 11:48 pm

    I worked with Jim for many years at the Tennessee Air National Guard where we served together on numerous trips and deployments. I am deeply saddened to know of his passing and give our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family.

  2. Nora (Reese) Hertenstein
    March 22, 2018 6:07 pm

    So Sorry Annabelle, heard while I was on vacation.

  3. Shirley Wolfe
    March 27, 2018 10:20 pm

    I’m so sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. He was always nice to me and he loved his children and grandchildren.
    They will miss him. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

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