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Edward C. “Ed” Nichols

d. June 10, 2022

Edward “Ed” Nichols, age 83, of Athens, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Ed was born on June 5, 1939 in Athens, Illinois, the son of Charles and Myrtle (Wells) Nichols.

He married Jan Ethell on May 3, 1974 at the Athens United Methodist Church.

Ed is survived by his wife, Jan; daughters, Brandy (husband Steven) Guisgond, Terry Stout (Glenn Best); grandson, Chance; granddaughter, Brittany; sister, Joanne Beaver; and two nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Ed graduated from Athens High School.  He later worked for Fiat Allis for over 23 years, Jim Higginbotham Trucking for several years, Praxair for ten years, and Ingram Soil Testing for several years.

Ed showed horses, built hotrod cars, and attended many car shows.  He enjoyed playing in the band, “Crosstown Traffic”.  Ed was a big Chicago Cubs fan, and enjoyed watching all sports, especially Illini basketball.

Ed loved spending time with his family and friends.

Visitation for Ed on Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 10:00 AM until time of Masonic Services and funeral services at 12:00 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens.  Burial will be held immediately after the funeral services at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at www.mottandhenning.com.

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  1. So sorry for your loss. Ed was a real good guy will be missed by many

  2. Ed will be missed. We will never forget Crosstown Traffic. I loved when he would see me he would call me Bucko!!!

  3. So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Spent many a night dancing to Crosstown Traffic. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  4. Jan and family,
    So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. He was a wonderful man.

  5. Uncle Ed you will be missed! I remember a time, a long time ago, after I got my drivers license you let me dive your hot rod! What a fun ride that was! 🙂

    Jan, you, Brandy, Terry and all your family are in our prayers

  6. Jan & Family,

    So many good memories of Ed & all the dances with “Crosstown” we had so many fun times.

    I’m sure now he and his good buddy Denny (my brother) are rockin to Waylon on one of heaven’s clouds.

    Rest In Peace

    Johnny & Sandy Estill

  7. I am very sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. I always enjoyed talking with Ed and I admired his innovative ideas he expressed in his car building.

  8. We r so sorry to hear this. We will remember all the good times and fun we had with Ed and Jan.

  9. Dear Jan:
    Sandy & I want to extend our deepest sympathies to you & your family.
    We always enjoyed your company.
    Take care and you & your family will be in our prayers.

    Love;

    Doug & Sandy

  10. Did not know Ed personally but have memories of ‘The Stormers’ car club in Athens that my deceased husband , Kenny Holler, belonged to with Ed…you have my sympathy and prayers for your loss

  11. Jan and family, John and I send our love and prayers your way through this time! Oh what wonderful memories you have to keep him always on your mind and forever in your hearts! 💕

  12. JAN WE JUST HEARD OF ED PASSING.SO SORRY.ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU &ED AT CAR SHOWS AND SEEING ED AT SWAP MEETS LOOKING FOR SPECIAL PARTS FOR OUR CARS.ED WILL BE MISSED.JAN, YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL BE IN OUR PRAYERS. MIKE & BETTE ATTEBERRY.

  13. Jan and family,
    We just saw that Ed passed away. So sad to hear. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
    Cathy and Terry Lindsey

  14. Jan and Family,
    You and your family have our deepest sympathy. He was a wonderful person!


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