Charles Ealy Nichols

Charles Ealy Nichols, 90,  of Three Rivers, Texas passed away Saturday, September 4, 2010

He was born September 14, 1919 in Kenedy Texas and moved to Three Rivers with his parents, the late James Fred Nichols and Icie Price Nichols. 

Charles (Charlie) Nichols attended grade school and then entered the Allen Military Academy in Bryan.  He served his country during World War II as a Lieutenant with the U.S. Army 9th Division in Europe.  He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 6119 of Three Rivers and a member of the American Legion for 65 years. 

Charles was a rancher and Appaloosa horse breeder enthusiast.  He was one of the original founders of the South Texas Appaloosa Breeders Club ( STAB) and lifetime permanent Director.  In February, 2010, Charlie was recognized by the club at the San Antonio Livestock Exposition for his continue support and Sponsor of the youth

Charles was with the U.S. Postal Service in Three Rivers for 39 years as a rural route carrier and Assistant Postmaster.  His humor, friendly service and pleasurable company was a delight to many of his friends.  He honored his friends with “ Glad you got to see me” and for close to 90 years he hung his hat in stores and restaurants knowing Three Rivers is home. 

His parents and his wife, Dorothy McAda Nichols, preceded him in death.  They were married 57 years.

Survivors included Carroll Joe Nichols, Jim Tom Nichols and Linda Slay. 

He was a beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews in the McAda family.  

A service will be held Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at Eckols Funeral Home in Kenedy, Texas.  Family and friends may give their respects at 10:00 am, with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 am.  The Reverend Harry West of the First United Methodist Church of Three Rivers will Officiate.  Interment will follow at Kenedy Cemetery.

Severing as pallbearers are :   James Fred Nichols, Dylan Ealy Nichols, Nash Nichols, Raymond Soliz, Judge Jim Huff , Acie Craig McAda and Bob Edwards. 

Memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church of Three Rivers.