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William J. "Bill" Nichols, Sr.

AGE: 80 • Millville

William J. "Bill" Nichols, Sr., 80, of Millville died peacefully at Inspira Hospice on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Bill was born, raised and was a life long resident of Millville. Bill was an outstanding football player and wrestler for Millville High School and was a state wrestling champ in 1950. Bill continued playing football at Susquehanna University. Bill was a very astute businessman and was well regarded for his professionalism and fine craftsmanship. He continued his Dad's business, Millville Lumber Co. on Broad Street, and supplied a fine assortment of cut lumber in this area. Bill also was a dealer/builder for Ward Log Homes, co-owner of the Driftwood Campground in Clermont, NJ and owner of the Wipe Out Surf Shop in Sea Isle City.

Bill enjoyed carving and was quite proficient making birds and ducks. He loved fishing with his sons, Bill Jr and John. Bill was a former member of the Millville Jaycees and the Wan-Nok-E Bowman Hunting Club.

He is survived by his wife: Barbara (nee Rocap); 2 sons: William J. Jr (Kimberly) and John R. (Tracy) all of Millville; 3 daughters: Andrea Saito (Leighton) and Cynthia Miyamoto (Gary) all of Hawaii and Peggy McCorristin (Tom) of Millville; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 AM in the Rocap Shannon Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Viewings will held on Sunday evening from 6-8 PM and Monday 10-11- AM in the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to: Inspira Hospice, PO Box 160, Bridgeton, NJ 08302. Written condolences may be sent to: rocapshannon@aol.com



Published in The Daily Journal on Feb. 8, 2014
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