Nicholls1Charles Keith Nicolls Jr. (Chuck) was returned to our Heavenly Father on September 13, 2014.

Chuck was born on September 12, 1950 in Placerville Ca. to Charles Keith Nicolls Sr. and Betty Jane Nicolls (Boundy).  He lived in Placerville until he graduated from Eldorado High School in 1968, after graduation Chuck moved to Ely, Nevada with his Mom and Step-Dad Paul Boundy.  While in Ely Chuck went to work for Kennecott Copper as a Diesel Mechanic Apprentice.  His apprenticeship leads to many years as a Journeyman Mechanic and Service Manager at several car dealerships around Ely.  He also worked for Halliburton Services and Robinson Nevada Mining.  Chuck took a break from turning wrenches for a few years and worked as a line cook at the Hotel Nevada and The Bank Club in Ely.  Cooking was something that he loved to do.

On December 11, 1971 Chuck married his wife of 38 years Linda Sue Thomas Nicolls, they made their home in Ely, where they raised their five children and numerous stray kids that would show up and never leave.  Their home was always open to their family and children’s friends.  Chuck and Linda’s lives revolved around their children and their families.  Chuck loved camping, fishing and working on cars with his kids.  He was the leader of Boy Scout Troop 69 for many years, Troop 69 consisted of disabled boys, Chuck’s kindness, patience and compassion made him an excellent leader for that group of boys.  He was also a huge fan of car racing.  He met his wife Linda at the dirt track in Ely, when she was home on leave from the United States Army.  He involved with the Silver State Classic for several years helping with concessions and running the radar gun with his son Brian at the finish line.  Chuck enjoyed doing community service and for several years was a member of the Great Basin Service Club as well as the Oddfellows and Rebekahs were he served as state Grand Master in 1992.

Following the death of his wife Linda in 2009, Chuck moved to Boise, Idaho and was re-married to Sharon Covington-Kukay-Nill-Nicolls on March 17, 2012.  They made their home in Idaho until 2014 when they relocated to West Valley City, Utah.  Chuck met many new friends and enjoyed spending time with his Step-children and step grand-children taking them to the race track in Boise as well as camping with them.

Chuck was preceded in death by his Mother Betty Boundy, His Biological Father Charles Keith Nicolls Sr., His first wife and Love of his life Linda Nicolls, his daughter Jennifer Dawn Nicolls and an adopted son Arthur McCuin.

He is survived by his Dad Paul Boundy of Ely, a brother Tony Boundy of Idaho, a half-sister Sabrina Nicolls of California, his three sons and one daughter; Brian Nicolls of Ely, Christy Hill (Shad Wright) of Stansbury Park, Ut, David (Laura) Nicolls of Ely, Andy (Jennie) Nicolls of Ely and his 14 grandchildren; Tyler Hill, Hayden Wright, Kyle Nicolls, Kristian Nicolls, MacKenzie Hill, Daziah Nicolls, Zoey Ash, TJ Peterson, Chandler Nicolls, Karson Nicolls, Bridger Nicolls, Trevan Nicolls, Jeramiah Nicolls and Jennifer (Tootie) Nicolls. His Second wife Sharon Nicolls of West Valley, Utah and her three children Jennifer (Kirby) Kirk, Kevin (Lisa) Kukay and Tiffany (Heath) Thomason as well as numerous step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Chuck was a loving Husband, Father and friend.  He was loved by many and will be missed greatly!

Services are scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 1p.m. at Mt. Vista Chapel in Ely, Nevada.    A graveside service at the Ely City Cemetery will immediately follow.