Jessie E. Nichols, Jr.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Jessie E. Nichols, Jr., 95, of Piggott, Ark., passed away June 17, 2015. He was born January 13, 1920, the son of the late Jessie E., Sr. and Mettie (Young) Nichols.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Lemuel Devoe Nichols and two sisters, Mathel Johnson and Bernice Johnson.

He served in World War II and was a teacher for many years. He was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge #207. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, graduated from George Peabody College with a Specialist in Education degree and graduated from the University of Alabama with a Master of Arts degree.

He is survived by one brother, Gerald Nichols of Hot Springs, Ark., and many niece and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Masonic funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday June 29, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. with Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark., in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in the Piggott Cemetery.