Horace "Nick" Eugene Nichols
Horace "Nick" Eugene Nichols, Captain USN Retired, 88, husband of the late Barbara Sherman Nichols, of Seneca died Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Lila Doyle Nursing Care Center in Seneca.
A native of Washington, DC, Mr. Nichols was the son of the late LCDR Lewis Emanuel and Charlotte Virginia Mortimer Nichols. Mr. had a long and productive career as a naval supply officer; entering the Navy in 1942 as a navy corpsman. Then he was selected to enter the Navy V-12 training program and received a degree in business from Northwestern University
in Evanston, IL. He served in several supply office capacities, including the amphibious ship USS Carpellotti (APD-136), the USS Wright (CVL-49), a carrier used as a training ground for pilots on carrier landings, assistant supply officer on the USS Oriskany (CV-34), and several positions as a supply officer including Barber's Point, HI. Where he received his promotion to the rank of Captain in 1967. He also worked at the Aviation Supply Office in Philadelphia, PA, Military Sea Transportation Service Atlantic, Brooklyn, NY and retired in 1973 from the Naval Air Engineering Center in Philadelphia, PA.
After Mr. Nichols retirement, he enjoyed several handy man jobs, playing golf and his favorite pastime of woodworking. He volunteered at Habitat for Humanity Store in Bountyland, SC and was a member of Eternal Shepherd Lutheran Church in Seneca, SC.
Mrs. Nichols is survived by his daughter: Virginia Kohler (Otto) of Seneca, SC; daughter-in-law: Bunny Nichols of Page, AZ; five grandchildren: Renee Nichols of Page, AZ, Matthew Nichols (Christy) of Glendale, AZ, Christopher Kohler (Jennifer) of West Union, SC, Jessica Finney (Carson) of Conover, NC, and Davin Nichols (Stacy) of Tipton, IN, and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Nichols was predeceased by a son, Rev. Robert L. Nichols.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Eternal Shepherd Lutheran Church, with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Eternal Shepherd Lutheran Church, 220 Carson Road, Seneca, SC 29678 or Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 685, Seneca, SC 29679.