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Curtis Linden "Nick" Nichols, 64, of Etowah, Tenn., died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at home after a long battle with cancer.
He was born Sept. 14, 1947, in Etowah. He was stationed at Webb Air Force Base in Big Spring, Texas, during the Vietnam War and lived there until 1990. He then returned to Etowah, where he worked for Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts and later retired from Napa Auto Parts in Athens, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Claude Foster and Alice Ruth Nichols, of Etowah; his paternal grandparents, George and Myrtle Nichols of Delano, Tenn.; his maternal grandparents, Tommy and Ila Crabtree of Charleston, Tenn.; and his uncle, J.B. Crabtree, also of Charleston.
Survivors include his wife, Vicki Jennings Nichols; one daughter and son-in-law, Shana and Buster Thompson of Etowah; one grandson, Brant Thompson; two sisters, Catherine Frame and Claudella Farmer, both of Etowah, Tenn.; one special Aunt, Sue Crabtree of Charleston, Tenn.; his little buddy, Peanut; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, in the South Chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with Pastor John Crabtree officiating.
Family will receive friends 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society, c/o Faye Forgety, 120 Co. Rd. 447, Athens, Tenn. 37303.
Bordwine Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. If you are unable to attend you may sign the guest registry at www.bordwinefuneralhome.com.