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James Kennedy Nichols

1924 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
James Kennedy Nichols Obituary
James Kennedy Nichols, 89, of Ionia, passed away Sept. 26, 2013, in Grand Rapids. He was born Sept. 21, 1924, in Highland Park, the son of James and Kathleen (Everitt) Nichols.

James married Nancy Ann Sausser May 9, 1953 in Sandusky, Ohio. He was a graduate of Ionia High School, Albion College, and Capital Law School. James was a Army veteran of World War II in the South Pacific. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ionia, Michigan Bar Association, VFW and Elks Club.

James is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Nancy Nichols of Ionia; children, Kim (Leslie) Nichols of Ada, David (Julie) Nichols of Ohio, and Eric (Tracy) of Greenville; half-brothers, Richard (Charlene) Nichols of Florida and Robert (Irene) Nichols of Kentucky; grandchildren, Chad, Brian, Erika, Kevin, Kathleen, Mackenzy, Erin, and Caroline; and great-grandchildren, Conner and Raphael.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, George.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the First Presbyterian Church in Ionia with Rev. Clifton officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at the church. Interment at Highland Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions maybe made in James' name to the First Presbyterian Church of Ionia or Ionia Public School's Athletic Department. Online condolences may be made at
Published in Ionia Sentinel-Standard on Sept. 28, 2013
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