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September 29, 1946 — January 13, 2021

Vernon L. NICHOLS, 74, of Ulysses, PA, died Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.

Born September 29, 1946, in Birmingham, AL, he was the son of Junior Ray and Bulah T. “Boots” Helton Nichols.  On September 19, 1970, in Galeton, he married the former Lillian M. Wachstetter, who survives.

A Vietnam War Veteran, he served honorably with the US Air Force from 1966 – 1969.  He was employed by Dresser-Rand in Painted Post, NY and then worked as a truck driver for many years.  He enjoyed time spent in his leatherworking shop.

Surviving besides his wife, Lillian, are:  six children, Gwen (Jim) Beckman of Elmira, NY, Anita (Kiley) Hand of Sanborn, NY, Elaine (Jess, Jr.) Woodring of Harrison Valley, Janet (D. Bruce, II) Cahilly of Rapid City, SD, Vicki (Mark) Moag of Longs, SC, John (Katie Willow) Nichols of Ulysses;  14 grandchildren;  a brother, Douglas (Patricia) Nichols of West Bingham;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Ronald D. Nichols.

Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.  Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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