JOSEPH FRANKLIN ‘JO’ NICKELS, 73, Boaz, died Aug. 23, 2017, at Shepherd’s Cove Hospice, Albertville. Formerly of Oneonta, he had worked as a carpenter for many years. He enjoyed all sports, especially softball and baseball. Parents O.C. and Florine Nickels predeceased him.
Surviving are son Stephen Franklin (Carmen) Nickels; granddaughter Isabella Grace; step-grandson Greg Hamlin; sisters Martha Lou Carson, Della Jean ( James) Henry, Frances Juanita Baggett, Catherine W. ( Johnny) Myers.
Donald Garrison officiated the 2:30 p.m. service held Sept. 3 at Bible Way Christian Academy.