Joe Paul Nichols Sr. passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2011 in Jacksboro.
He was 69 years old. His service was at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011 at the First
Baptist Church in Jacksboro. Burial followed at Cundiff Cemetery Jack County,Texas.
Memorials may be made to ALS Association Development Dept., 27001 Agoura Road, Suite
250, Calabaras, CA 91301 or Heart of Texas Museumm 1701 S. Bridge Street,
Brady, Texas 76825.
Joe Paul was born September 13, 1941 in Cundiff to O.W. “Jack” and Myrtle
Iva Riggs Nichols.
He and Carolyn Martin were married in Jacksboro June 28, 1963.
In 1970, he formed his own band, The Five Pennies, a band known for
their traditional country music. He was a member of Cundiff Baptist Church
for 56 years, where he served as Music Director; a member of International
Country Gospel Music Association and the Texas International Music Association.
He and Carolyn ran the Nichols and Beene Tours for 18 years. Joe Paul served
as Jack County Commissioner of Precinct 1 from 1998-2008.
Survivors include his wife Carolyn Nichols; daughter Jennifer Gasca
and husband Chris; son, Joe Paul Nichols Jr. and wife Shauna; sister,
JoAnn Hull and husband Don; grandchildren, Allison Cox, Christin, Payton,
and Tanner Gasca, Erin, Taylor and Jordan Nichols.
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