Q. L. Nichols, age 75 of Wausau, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Nichols was born June 30, 1937 in Wausau to the late Lebron and Cumi (Harris) Nichols. He was a life-long resident of Wausau and was a former truck driver for Smith Trucking. Mr. Nichols was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wausau but attended Wausau Methodist Church. In addition to his family, he loved fishing and had a special place in his heart for his Great Grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a half brother, Michael Parks.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Betty J. Nichols of Wausau; three sons, Steven Ty Nichols and wife Tammy of Vernon, Joey Nichols and wife Melissa of Chipley and Christopher Lucas Porter and wife Ashley of Wausau; two daughters, Pamela Gail Myers and husband Joseph of Chipley, and Kathi Melissa Nichols of Lynn Haven; two half brothers, Marty Parks of Vernon and Myron Nichols of Vernon; three half sisters, Marlene Parks of Atlanta, Ga., Madelyn Quattlebaum of Chipley and Michelle Zurica of Chipley; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and one great God son.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 3 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home, Brickyard Road Chapel in Chipley with the Rev. Dalton Ott, the Rev. Troy Lee Walsingham and the Rev. Ernie Gray officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to services. Private interment followed in Wausau Memorial Gardens in Wausau. The family suggests those wishing to do so make contributions to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 7th floor, New York, New York, 10001 or to Emerald Coast Hospice, 4374 LaFayette St., Marianna, Florida 32446. Friends and family may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net.