Kelsey Lex Nichols
Kelsey Lex Nichols, age 79, of Maryville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Renaissance Terrace in Harriman. He was a retired minister from Faith Baptist Church in Lafayette, Ind., and a veteran of the United States Navy. Lex coached basketball, baseball, softball and tennis where he had a huge impact on the youth in each community he lived in. Preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence McKinley Nichols and Bessie Angeline Shook Nichols; wife, Janice Mary Davis Nichols; several brothers and sisters. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Cathy Nichols Garland and Larry Garland; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph and Ramona Nichols, and Willard and Toni Nichols; sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Walter Woody; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Smith Trinity Chapel with Pastor Chester Edwards and Pastor Eric Orta officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 983-1000, http://www.SmithMaryville.com .