CHARLES W. "CHUCK" NICHOLS
Charles W. "Chuck" Nichols, age 49, of Kahoka, MO, died peacefully, Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL. Chuck had suffered from juvenile diabetes from the time he was a child.
Chuck was born July 8, 1964, in Keokuk, IA, the son of Floyd and Esther Sherrill Nichols.
He married Tracy Morgan on August 1, 1989 in Kahoka.
Survivors include his wife, Tracy, of the home; mother-in-law, Maggie Perry of Keokuk, IA; four children, Laura Keller (Marcie Thompson), of Kahoka, MO, Jesse Keller (Misty Boon) of Revere, MO, Trevor Nichols (Kerri Henn) of Wyaconda, MO and Kylee Nichols of Revere, MO; nine grandchildren: Sarah, Nick, LeAnn, Kaylee, Morris, Destiny, Aleeshia, Kevin and Rabecka; two sisters, Sherri (Mrs. Greg) Brunk of Kahoka, MO and Terrisa (Mrs. Kevin) Yates of Revere, MO; step-brothers and sisters: Connie Gutting Bertelli of Quincy, IL, Connie Fulkerson of Wynne, AR, Bud Gutting of Quincy, IL, Brenda Gutting of Quincy, IL, Nancy McAndrew of Drakesville, IA, Shelly Wood of Arbela, MO, and Chuck Gutting of Clayton, IL;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Glenn (Monica) Morgan of Bardolph, IL, Jan (Mrs. Russ) Martin of Kahoka, MO, Vicki (Mrs. Bill) Pitford of Montrose, IA, Tammy (Mrs. Tim) Warning of Quincy, IL and Marla (Mrs. David) Payne of Keokuk, IA; aunts and uncles, Vada and Delbert Bergman of Burnside, IL and Raymond and Letha Sherrill of Kahoka, MO; special cousin, Russ and Sherry Nichols of Hampton, IA; his two dogs, Bo and Yogi and two cats, Baby and Whiskers; lots of foster sisters through the years; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents; and brother-in-law, Mark Morgan.
Chuck attended Clark Co. R-1 School. He was unable to complete his education due to his juvenile diabetes. He was baptized by Parson Bill at the Kahoka Christian Church on an Easter Sunday.
Chuck worked at Fruehauf until it's closing and had been retired since due to his health.
He had served on the Kahoka Fire Department for 12 years. For several years he and Tracy traveled with his sister, Sherri, and brother-in-law, Greg, throughout the country with their Kettle Corn business. He was a true outdoorsman and loved to hunt, fish, and boat. He was also an excellent carpenter. He had touched many lives throughout his years and was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
At his request, cremation rites have been accorded. Private memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to his family.
The family is being served by Wilson Funeral Home.
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