Donald Max Nichols, 71, made his Heavenly transition on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.
He was born on Dec. 22, 1940, to the late Isham and Luria Bryson Nichols.
He was a faithful member of Spring Place Road Church of God of Prophecy where he served as church greeter for many years until his recent illness.
He had been employed with the Bradley County School System as a bus monitor for special education for approximately 10 years.
But his greatest and longest service was to his family. He was a caregiver for his mother, who was an invalid for 20 years.
He was the beloved brother to Charles H. (Penny) Nichols and Phyllis Wright and husband, Ronald Wright, all of Cleveland; one beloved aunt, Irene Bryson, who resides in Odenville, Ala.; and several cousins.
The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. William Coile and Pastors Eric Washburn and Bill Beaty officiating.
Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with Daniel Brown, Kenneth Carroll, Randall Higgins, Pat Lee, Terry Miller and Jim Nichols serving as pallbearers.
A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.