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James William Nickels Jr.,

James William Nickels Jr., age 71, Erwin, went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2013. He was the son of James William Nickels Sr., and Elsie Nickels McLaughlin.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Edna Charlton, Nancy Shelton, Elizabeth “Libby” Whitehead; and brother, Larry Nickels.
He retired from B&B Produce.
Mr. Nickels is survived by his wife of 44 years, Gail Edwards Nickels; sons, James III and wife, Terrin, and Arthur “Lee Nickels and girlfriend, Misty; three grandchildren, Kaelin, Bryson and Alexis Nickels; three brothers, Kenneth Nickels and wife, Sue of Johnson City, the Rev. Samuel Nickels and wife, Barbara, Erwin, and Warren Nickels and wife, Joan, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.
At Mr. Nickels request, there was no funeral service. His body was donated to medical science. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Unaka Springs Baptist Church, Erwin. The Rev. Steve Cocken will officiate. The family requests no flowers.