Charles Henry Nichols


Charles Henry "Charlie" Nichols, 88, of Veedersburg, Ind., passed away at 8:05 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019, at OSF Sacred Heart Healthcare in Danville, Ill.
Charlie was born Jan. 29, 1931, in Urbana, the son of Charles Lloyd and Evelyn Hannah (Stone) Nichols. He married Mary Lou Unverferth March 28, 1953, at the Christian Church in Oakwood.
Surviving family include his wife, Mary Lou Nichols, Veedersburg; four daughters, Lou Ann (Buddy) Hoagland, Veedersburg, Maryl Nichols Robinson, Crawfordsville, Jean Ellen (Robert) Bowen, Veedersburg, and Karen Lynelle Bowling, Veedersburg; 12 grandchildren, Lee (Julia) Hoagland, Brian (Adrienne) Hoagland, Audra (Aaron) Armstrong, Alexis (David) Negron, Rachel (fiancé, Kayl) Robinson, Thomas (Erin) Robinson, Natalie Robinson, Jalyn Bowen, Maggie Bowen, Neil Bowen, Kenan (Anna) Bowling, Vanessa Bowling; 20 great-grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by four sisters, Thelma McKee, Donna Karshner, Kay Fuller and Delores Kelly.
Charlie graduated from Oakwood High School in 1948. He joined the United Sates Marine Corps in 1948 and served his country during the Korean War. He received a Purple Heart for being wounded in action June 21, 1951. He was employed for many years at Olin Corp. in Covington, and retired from the VA in Danville where he worked in the sheet metal department.
He was a member of the Sterling Christian Church, and had recently attended the United Methodist Church in Veedersburg. He was also a member of the F.&A.M. Lodge 491, Scottish Rite Terre Haute, O.E.S. Chapter 204, and American Legion Post 288 where he was a member of their honor guard.
Charlie was proud to have been part of the Honor Flight in 2016. He enjoyed playing the piano, singing in the church choir and participating in their drama performances. He also liked to stay informed on current events.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (EDT) Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. (EDT) Wednesday, June 19, beginning with the Masonic service; funeral officiated by Pastor Gary Johnson. Burial at Sunset Memorial Park in Danville, Ill., with military honors provided by American Legion Post 288. Memorial contributions may be given to American Legion Post 288, Sterling Christian Church, or United Methodist Church, all in Veedersburg. Online condolences at
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