Charles H. “Penny” Nichols, 77, a resident of Cleveland, departed this life on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.
He was born on April 28, 1935, to the late Isham and Luria Bryson Nichols.
He was a faithful member of Evening Light Gospel Tabernacle for many years and served as a church musician, playing the bass guitar.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed with Charleston Hosiery Mill for more than 30 years.
He had also played and sang with several musical groups, including the “Singing Christians.”
He was preceded in death by his beloved brother, Donald Max Nichols; and by a special friend, Viola Patterson.
He is survived by his sister, Phyllis Wright and her husband, Ronald Wright, of Cleveland; and by several cousins.
Because of their kindness and loving service, a special recognition are extended to the employees of Catie’s Kitchen, Bill and Deloris Beaty, Freddy, Sue and Cassondra Crumley, and Ken Wilson.
The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. today, Dec. 30, 2012, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Beaty and the Rev. Freddy Crumley officiating.
Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
David Bryson, Arlie Green, Pat Lee, Ed Sneed, Jimmy Thurman, and T.J. White will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Nichols family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.