John Nicol Sr. Obituary

John W. Nicol Sr.
John W. Nicol Sr.

September 27, 1961 - October 8, 2017
Born in Granite City, Illinois
Resided in Granite City, Illinois
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John W. Nicol Sr., 56 of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:22 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at his home.

He was born September 27, 1961 in Granite City, a son of Nelly Rose (Morgan) Nicol of Granite City and the late Kenneth John Nicol.

He married Judy R. (Hoelter) Nicol on April 2, 2000 in Granite City and she survives.

John proudly served 15 years as a Deputy Sheriff with Madison County Sheriff’s Department.

The United States veteran served with the U.S. Army. He was an fan of the Chicago Cubs and loved Harley Davidson and enjoyed his days of riding. He also enjoyed playing poker, fishing and being with his grandkids. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by six children and their spouses, John and Amber Nicol Jr. of St. Louis, Angela and Rodney Carter of Granite City, Shawn Nicol of Osage Beach, Missouri, Justin Nicol of Granite City, Chelsey Nicol of Granite City and Emily Nicol of Granite City; two step-children and spouse, Bryan and Nicole Towery of Granite City and Megan Towery of Covington, Washington; eleven grandchildren, Tyler, Branden, Jayden, Paige, Aydin, Isabella, Eden, Jace, Nick Jr., Mason and Bryan; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenny and Brenda Nicol of Granite City and Bruce and Sherry Nicol of Granite City; a sister and brother-in-law, Carla and Jason Jackson of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at Irwin Chapel on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Brian Schuman officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to Backstoppers and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Irwin Chapel
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Sunday, October 15, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Irwin Chapel
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Monday, October 16, 2017
11:00 AM


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