William J Nichols

October 26, 1937August 8, 2018

William J. (Bill) Nichols The Grandfather of Clogging October 26, 1937 – August 8, 2018

Bill is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Talitha Nichols, sister Mary Jane Boatner, brother Edgar Nichols, granddaughter Cynthia Marie Braswell, and son-in-law Thomas Wiley Hooper.

He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years Marie Nichols, children Benny (Nancy) Nichols, Ann Hooper, Cheryl (John) Frazier, Simone Nichols Pace, ten (10) grandchildren, and fourteen (14) great-grandchildren.

In lieu of Flowers, please send donations in his honor to one of Bill’s favorite charities:

Hope Women’s Center P. O. Box 225 Easley, SC 29641 Pickens County Christian Learning Centers, Inc. For Release Time 123 Fleetwood Dr Easley, SC 29640


William J Nichols

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jackie coley

August 10, 2018

My family met Bill at Fontana Village, NC many years ago when he had his picture studio in one of the cabins. But for the last 3 years we have known him when he conducted the Square dancing night at Fontana. We always had lots of fun with him and will miss him. Simone, you definitely have to fill in for him in the future at Fontana. That way, you can carry on his legacy.
Love from us---Jackie Coley, Jonathan & Marie & Julia Coley , and Paul , Suzanne, and Ian Glattli.