Paul Nichols, 69, North Manchester passed away at 6:10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Paul was born on Feb. 13, 1948 in Sarah Ann, West Virginia to Willie and Polly (Maynard) Nickels. While serving in the US Army in Vietnam, he earned the Army Commendation Medal. On Feb. 1, 1983 he married Janice Lochner. He was a member of North Manchester United Methodist Church, North Manchester. He was a lifetime member of the N.R.A. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was very active and interested in physical fitness and enjoyed working out at the Manchester Community Pool. He loved serving God on missionary trips with his church.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Nichols, North Manchester; daughters, Pamela (Jerry) Warren, Laketon, Felicia Womack, Warsaw, and Jessica (Rik) Schenepp, Warsaw; step sons, Cameron Lochner, North Manchester, and Dustan (Amy) Lochner, Huntington; brothers, Dan (Minnie) Nickels, Sarah Ann, WV, Charles Nickels, Sarah Ann, WV, David (Nancy) Nickels, Sarah Ann, WV, Chet Nickels, Sarah Ann, WV and Jack Nickels, North Manchester; sisters, Connie (Gary) Nester, Laurel Fork, VA and Colleen (Jeff) Weimann, Urbana, twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Lloyd Nichols, and one sister, Genny Reedy.
Family and friends may call from 9:30 – 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 20, at North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East 2nd Street, North Manchester. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 20 at North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East 2nd Street, North Manchester,. Pastor Mark Eastway will officiate.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Paul Nichols, memorial contributions may be made to North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East 2nd Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.