William "Bill" A Nichols, age 79, HPROA Member, of Rock Island and formerly of El Campo, died Feb. 4, 2011, in Austin. He was born March 2, 1931 in Vernia, La., to the late James M. and Nita Martin Nichols.
He is survived by son, James Robert Nichols and wife Brenda; daughter, Deborah Kaye Schoelman and husband Tracy; sisters Jackie Price of Vernia, La., Myrna Cannaday of Harrisburg, La.; one grandchild; three step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister.
Family will receive visitors from 2 till 5 p.m. on Sunday at Wheeler Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Monday, at Wheeler Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick DuBroc officiating. Burial will follow at Masonic Cemetery in Eagle Lake.
Pallbearers will be Russell Rasmussen, Bryan Rasmussen, Glenn Stary, Wade Schoelman, Joey Savino and Kyle Savino.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home, 979-543-3512.