John Nichols

Obituary of John E. Nichols


John E. Nichols, age 75, of Lake Ozark, Missouri passed away at 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Lake Regional Health System, Osage Beach, Missouri.

John was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Virginia and Lawson Nichols on June 9, 1944. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1962 and received his Bachelor of Science from University of Missouri in 1970. He was in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1970, serving during the Vietnam War. John worked at GTE and owned Nichols Management Team until he retired in 2009. He was a member of many clubs and organizations but riding with the Patriot Guard was dearest to his heart. 

John is survived by his wife Ginny Keesaman Nichols; his sisters Ann Douglas and Jane (Ron) Smith of Columbia, Missouri; his children Christi (Scot) Dawson of Boonville, Missouri and Clif (Dawn) Nichols of Columbia, Missouri; their mother Betty Forbes Ghio; Ann (Jon) Larson of Lake Ozark, Missouri; and many grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Lawson and Virginia Nichols; and wife Nancy (Bright) Nichols.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Honor Flight of Central Missouri.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Faith Bridge Church in Osage Beach, Missouri. A Celebration of Life will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Casablanca on Bagnell Dam Blvd., Lake Ozark, Missouri.

Inurnment will be at New Salem Baptist Cemetery in Ashland, Missouri.