Philip V. Nichols
Philip V. Nichols, 77 of Tipton died at 4:11 p.m. Thursday, April 5,
2012 at his residence. He was born September 26, 1934 in
Elwood to Robert F. & Evelyn (Vance) Nichols. On August 25,
1956 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Tipton he married
Mary Alice Kinder. She preceded him in death on July 8, 2009.
Phil was a funeral director and the owner of Young-Nichols Funeral
Home in Tipton. He was the current Tipton County Coroner,
serving in his sixth term in that position and was a former
president of the Indiana Coroner's Association. He was a member of St.
John the Baptist Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, a Past Exaulted Ruler of the Tipton Elks Lodge and a Director of the Elks
National Bowling Association.
Phil was a graduate of Tipton High
School in the Class of 1952; received his BS in Business from
Indiana University in 1956 and was a graduate of the Indiana College
of Mortuary Science. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.
Phil served on the finance committees at both the Tipton County
Foundation and the Sisters of St. Joseph. He served on the
Board of Directors of the former Tipton Building & Loan Association,
was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and was a member of the Tipton
County Historical Society. He was one of the first EMT's in Tipton
County. Phil enjoyed golf and bowling and traveling the world
with Mary Alice.
Survivors include one daughter, Lynn N. Hall and
husband Chris, Madison, Indiana; three sons, Bob Nichols and wife
Teri, Tipton, Brad Nichols and wife Christine, Tipton, and Mike
Nichols and wife Diann, Hartford City, Indiana; one sister, Nan
Nichols, Wooster, Ohio.
Phil also had fourteen grandchildren, Nathan,
Nicholas, and Noah Hall, Aaron, Thomas, and David Nichols, Emily,
Lindsay, and Philip Nichols, Khaila Lay, Kinsey Nichols, Emily,
Cameron, and Kyle Orr; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and
His funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April
11 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Tipton, with Rev. Leroy
Kinnaman presiding. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Young-Nichols
Memorials may be made to the Mary Alice Nichols
Nursing Scholarship c/o Tipton County Foundation, P.O. Box 412,
Tipton, Indiana, 46072 or Sisters of St. Joseph, 1440 W. Division
Road, Tipton, Indiana 46072.