Jack Lee Nichols, beloved husband, dad, brother and friend, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. He was a loved member of Shoal Creek Gospel Tabernacle. He was retired from Denso Manufacturing of Athens, and a coach of almost 20 years of Tellico Youth Basketball.

He was 68 years old.

Preceded in death by: his parents, Ezzary and Flarince Lynn Nichols; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Fred and Frances Freeman Harris; sister-in-law, Marlene Miller Nichols; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Bobby Joe Harris and Connie Harris, Jay Bowers; niece, Kala McConkey; nephew, Michael Harris.

Survivors include: his wife of 39 years, Bonnie Diann Harris Nichols; Daughters and sons-in-law, Tera and Adam Hawk, of Coker Creek, Marsha and Richard Heifner, of Knoxville, and Miranda and Christopher Harris, of Tellico Plains; Grandchildren and spouses, Brandy and Mark Lundy, Kristen, Lauren Grace and Nicholas Hawk, Kaitlyn and Jordan Heifner, and Jackson Harris; Great-granddaughter, Wren Lundy; Brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Joyce Nichols, of Oklahoma; Many beloved brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, cousins and family members.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home in Madisonville.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Biereley-Hale Chapel, with the Rev. Mitchell Bradley and the Rev. Don Harris officiating. Interment will be in New Bethel Cemetery with military honors provided by V.F.W. Post 5156, D.A.V. 93 and American Legion Post 93.