RIPLEY - James E. "Jimmy" Nichols, 50, died unexpectedly Feb. 21, 2013. He was born May 24, 1962, in Houlton, the son of James E "Bud" Nichols and Jean E. Nichols.
He graduated from Dexter Regional High School, class of 1980. Jimmy owned and operated James E. Nichols Sawdust and Shavings Co. He had many close friends, and enjoyed doing for others. He would drop everything to help with any project or need that they might have. Jimmy will be remembered and deeply missed by many.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy L. Nichols of Ripley; two daughters, LeeAnne Quirk and her husband, Heath, of Bangor and Tarsha Murray and her companion, Lauren McNeely, of Utah; two grandchildren, Alexis Farris and Brady Quirk of Bangor; a sister, Anne Clukey and her husband, Neil, of Dexter; a brother, Douglas Nichols and his wife, LaDonna, of Dexter; a stepmother, Kay Bemis of Corinna; nieces and nephews. Jimmy was predeceased by his parents; and son, Christopher.
There will be no visiting hours. Funeral services will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main St., Dexter. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jimmy's name to Ripley Trail Riders Snowmobile Club, care of Larry Greaves, 105 Neals Drive, Ripley, ME 04930 or Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mount Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com