|Herbert Lee Nichols|
|November 17, 1944 - June 15, 2011|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Visitation: 11 am - 12 noon June 22, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island|
|Funeral Service: 12 Noon June 22, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island|
|Interment: June 22, 2011 at Rock Island National Cemetery |
|Herbert Lee Nichols, 66, of Rock Island, died Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island. Services for Mr. Nichols will be 12 pm on Wednesday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030-7th Avenue, Rock Island. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, where military rites will be conducted. Memorials may be made to the family. |
Herbert was born on November 17, 1944 in Blytheville, Arkansas a son of Tommie Nichols and Lubertha Foster Nichols. Lubertha later married Ezell Morris with whom she raised Herbert.
Herbert married Kerry Bradford on September 30, 1993 in Rock Island.
Mr. Nichols worked for the Atlas Energy Co., East Moline for 23 years; he retired in 2007 after 23 years of service. Currently at the time of his death Herbert was working in the maintenance dept. at the Rock Island Country Market. He and his wife, Kerry attended the Faith Walk World Outreach Center, East Moline. Mr. Nichols enjoyed gardening and spending time with his grandchildren. Herbert loved the Lord. Herbert was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Kerry; children, Jerrod “Jay” (Yalanda) Nichols, Davenport, Nakeisha Edwards, Hobart, Indiana, Benita (Clifton) Donald, Jackson, Mississippi, Michael (Katrina) Bradford, Peoria, Regina Kay Bradford, Moline and Karla Bradford, Atlanta, Georgia; 15 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brothers, Pete (Beverly) Wright, Merriville, Indiana and Tommie (Sharon) Nichols, Jr.; a uncle, Harvey (Juanita) Smith, Detroit, Michigan and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Nichols was preceded in death by his parents, Tommie Nichols, Sr., and Ezell and Lubertha Morris.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com
I've never known a more friendly or compassionate man then Herb. I will truely miss his presence. May you rest in peace my friend.
-- Millie Kemerling
Herb will be dearly missed. He had a way with everyone who worked with him and every customer he came in contact with. To know him was a honor. A wonderful man and person.. for us all to have known.
-- Chris & Dave Tennant
so very sorry for your loss. you have to know that herbie was so loved by so many people. he always took time out to listen to all the younger kids problems.such a kind and polite man. hes gonna be missed by many. thoughts and prayers to you and all of the family
-- tony and debbie brzostowski
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our prayers at this difficult time - may God strengthen you. We remember Herb as such a gentle man and we know he will be missed!
-- Nancy Hausam and family
I am sorry to hear of your husband's death. Surely Goodness and Mercy followed him all the days of his life. Now he will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. May he Rest in Peace.
Your fellow volunteers from the OASIS(Faith Walk World OutReach Ctr).
-- Rosemary Bryant
You will be in our thoughts and in our hearts * "With Love Always"
Alvernest Lanier (Al) Jay's mother
-- Alvernest Lanier (Al) Jay's mother
Working with herb at ri country market was a pleasure. HE was a very sweet, considerate, kind man with a bright smile who will be dearly missed to all who knew him. My prayers are with his family, bless all.
-- teresa hershman
My thoughts and prayers goes to the family!! Herb was a kind loving gentelman.. He Loved me and I Loved him. Her was a father to me that I never had.. I learned so much from him!He will always be in my heart and always on my mind.. Hes in a better place now hes with God standing right next to him!!Your memory will live on FOREVER! R.I.H. Pops
-- Monique Ellis
I am sorry for your loss. Herb was a kind man who helped me one night at the grocery store. He went out of his way to make sure I made it safely to my car that night. I will never forget him and thank you all for sharing this wonderful man with us. I am so sorry he is gone.
-- Julie Sweeney
Kerry I sad to here of your loss contract me if you wish to talk.
-- Richard Johnson Sr.r