Nichols, Ralph Willard

World War II Veteran And Business Owner

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Ralph Nichols
Ralph Nichols

Ralph Willard Nichols, 97, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, died on Thursday, February 1, 2018.

Ralph was a World War II veteran having served as a lineman in the U.S. Army. Throughout his life, he was the owner of Esso Gas Station, Nichols Hotel and co-owner of Hickory Valley Motors.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Geneva Nichols.

Survivors include his half-sister, Lois Pierce, nephews, Larry Duncan, David Nichols, Charles Duncan, Jack Shelton and many great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

A private graveside service will be held at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

Please share your thoughts and memories online at: www.ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com.

Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.



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