Joseph William Nichols was born on 25 September 1925 in Cranberry, North Carolina, the son of William Harrison Nichols and Mary Ida Burton. He was married to Beatrice Gladys Spicer. Their son William Jerry Nichols served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
Pfc. Nichols Died non Battle 14 April 1945
Buried at Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City, TN

Private First Class
Headquarters, 158th R.C.T.

The Johnson City Press, 17 October 1948
Funeral for Private First Class Joseph W. Nichols, 19, who was drowned on southern Luzon, Philippine Islands, April 14, 1945, will be held in Keystone Presbyterian Chapel. Burial will be in Monte Vista Burial Park.
Nichols was born September 25, 1925 in Johnson City, and entered military service December 10, 1943. He was attached to a motor repair unit of an engineering organization. A month after spending furlough with his family here in July, 1944, he was assigned to overseas duty. He first landed in New Guinea. He attended Keystone School Junior High and the Johnson City Vocational School. He was engaged in electrical refrigeration work for a local concern before enrolling in the armed forces. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Mary B. Nichols of 10 Alabama street; a sister, Mrs. Charles Williams, 54 Pardee street; three nephews and two nieces.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 25 September 1925
  • Date of death: 14 April 1945
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Headquarters, 158th R.C.T.
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Bottom Panel
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