Joseph Donald Nichols

August 23, 2013 

Joseph Donald Nichols

Joseph Donald Nichols, 56, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on Aug. 15, 2013 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Joseph was born March 1, 1957 in Chillicothe, Mo., the son of Lowell and Patricia (DeLorme) Nichols. He was a 1975 graduate of Chillicothe High School.

Joe owned and operated the J.D. Nichols HVAC Company in the Lee’s Summit/Kansas City Area.

He loved boating, cooking and was an avid Fox News viewer.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Joe is survived by one son, Bryce (and Lexie) Nichols of Pleasant Hill; one daughter, Brooklin (and Zack) Zimmerman of Omaha, Neb.; one brother, Ronnie Nichols of Greenwood, four sisters; Debbie Rawlins, Penny Nichols, Kim (and Kirk) Nielsen and Rachel Nichols, all of Lee’s Summit, and Marianne (and Brandon) Myers of Perth, Australia; five grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Cremation has been accorded. A memorial mass will be held at 12 p.m., Aug. 24 at St. Marks Catholic Church, 3736 S. Lee’s Summit Rd., Independence, Mo., 64055, where the family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time. Father James Taranto will officiate.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

(Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, MO., 64080, 816-540-5550.)

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