Lester Huff Nichols
February 9, 1930 -
November 6, 2019

Visitation

November 10, 2019
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service 

November 11, 2019
11:00 AM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Lester “Mr. Buddy” Huff Nichols, age 89, of Petersburg, TN, will be conducted at 11 AM on Monday, November 11, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Matthew Hunter and Bro. John Sorrells officiating. Burial will follow in Old Orchard Cemetery next to his wife, Margaret Lorraine Barrett Nichols.

Lester was born on February 9, 1930 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Moses Huff and Lena Belle Gibson Nichols. He lived in the Po Grab Community his entire life and worked as a beef cattle farmer and a bus driver for Lincoln County Schools. Mr. Buddy started driving buses when he was a senior in high school and then full time from 1962 until he retired in 2010. He was a member of Hannah’s Gap Baptist Church where he was a Sunday School Superintendent, Deacon, and Treasurer. Mr. Nichols passed away on November 6, 2019 in Shelbyville, TN.

Survivors include his daughter, Alice (Todd) Swinford of Petersburg, TN; grandchildren, Jordan Lane, Austin (Zola) Lopeman, Justin (Brandy) Swinford, and Katie Swinford; brother, Don (Elna Ann) Nichols of Nashville, TN; cousin, Hazel Foster of Shelbyville, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be held at 4 PM until 8 PM on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude, Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or Hannah’s Gap Baptist Church, 283 Bledsoe Rd, Petersburg, TN 37144. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Lester Huff Nichols.

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6 Comments

  1. MarySue(warren) Green

    So sorry to hear about Mr Buddy.He was a great kind man and great bus driver.He will be missed by many.May God wrap his arms around the family and comfort them during this sad time and in the days to follow.

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  2. Sandra

    Met Lester and his brother a few year’s back when we were doing research on John Smith and wife Tennie Gibson. Such wonderful men. We never forgot that day. So sorry to the family for the loss of a very kind man.
    James and Sandra Brown

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  3. Mike Hayes Lewistown Montana

    Bud was a great Man.

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  4. Sandy Williams

    I have many wonderful memories of our school days on Buddy’s bus. I still cherish those times from so long ago. Buddy was always patient and kind and a friend to us all. He always took great care of us, and his kindness is remembered fondly. My sympathy to you, Alice, and to all his friends and the many, many kids whose lives he touched over the decades.

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  5. Rose Cowden Wright

    Buddy was a pillar of the Po Grab community. He and Lorraine were hard workers, but was always ready to help friends and neighbors. He was a good father, husband, and neighbor. May he rest in peace.

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  6. Terry bedwell

    Super person that all of us from Po-Grab had respect for. Remember his hard work and dedication to the community. We all know our time will come but we are never ready to give them up. His long life speaks well of him.

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6 Comments

  1. MarySue(warren) Green

    So sorry to hear about Mr Buddy.He was a great kind man and great bus driver.He will be missed by many.May God wrap his arms around the family and comfort them during this sad time and in the days to follow.

    Reply
  2. Sandra

    Met Lester and his brother a few year’s back when we were doing research on John Smith and wife Tennie Gibson. Such wonderful men. We never forgot that day. So sorry to the family for the loss of a very kind man.
    James and Sandra Brown

    Reply
  3. Mike Hayes Lewistown Montana

    Bud was a great Man.

    Reply
  4. Sandy Williams

    I have many wonderful memories of our school days on Buddy’s bus. I still cherish those times from so long ago. Buddy was always patient and kind and a friend to us all. He always took great care of us, and his kindness is remembered fondly. My sympathy to you, Alice, and to all his friends and the many, many kids whose lives he touched over the decades.

    Reply
  5. Rose Cowden Wright

    Buddy was a pillar of the Po Grab community. He and Lorraine were hard workers, but was always ready to help friends and neighbors. He was a good father, husband, and neighbor. May he rest in peace.

    Reply
  6. Terry bedwell

    Super person that all of us from Po-Grab had respect for. Remember his hard work and dedication to the community. We all know our time will come but we are never ready to give them up. His long life speaks well of him.

    Reply

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