Leland Curtis Nichols was born June 14, 1942, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and passed away on October 19, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 71. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and St. Mary's University in San Antonio. He and Katharine Louise Gruen married on August 29, 1964. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army. After leaving the military he taught Mathematics at South San West Campus High School for 28 years. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Ann Pool, his sons and daughter-in-law Leland, Curtis, and Shana Nichols, and numerous nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
As an Artillery Officer in the U.S. Army he served three years in Germany and two years in Vietnam, in addition to assignments in Oklahoma and Texas. He was awarded two Bronze Star
Medals and five other medals for his service in Vietnam. He received many commendations and awards for his service at West Campus and for the school district, all of which were very meaningful to him as teaching and helping his students was very important to him.
Visitation will begin on Monday, October 28, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a Vigil at 7:00 PM at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Matthew's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery with US Army Honors.
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