Condolences for Paul Dean Nickell

Nancy Harberson posted on 12/5/15

Dear Sara Lee, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have such wonderful memories of being part of your and Paul's wedding. I still have several pictures. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care and much love. Nancy


Mike Harness posted on 12/5/15

Dear Ms. Nickell, my heartfelt condolences on Coach's passing to you and family. My memories of him as coach, and you as that fantastic English teacher, will always be with me. He was my JV basketball coach and he taught me how to drive. On our first outing in the driver's ed car, he told me to get on I-26, drive to Asheville, and parallel park it on Patton Avenue! A tall order for a novice! On the interstate, I let the speed creep up a little over 70. He had his left arm stretch across the top of the seat. When I hit 75, he gently put his hand on my shoulder and said, "Let's try to keep it under the speed limit." This simple communication corrected me, but it also imbued a scared 15 year with a lot of confidence. I call that teaching, and that was his greatness. How blessed all of us at East High were to have you both for teachers. You are in my prayers.


Dave and Sybil Eberharr posted on 12/4/15

Lee and family, So sorry to hear of P.D's passing. We have not been in touch in many years and we are sorry for that. He is my cousin from Edwardsville, IL. I remember watching him play baseball in the area and following his pro baseball carreer. He was a great guy and we had many good times together. Glad to hear that he was a believer in our Lord Jesus and that we will be together again in Heaven in the future. God bless and strengthen adn comfort all of you at this time of loss.



Buddy Roper posted on 12/4/15

Coach was a huge infulance in my sports career. He coached. me on the JV basketball team at East Henderson. What he taught and coached has helped carry me through difficult times through my life as well God Bless


Pete Johnson posted on 12/3/15

Mrs. Nickell & Family, We are sincerely saddened by the loss of Coach Nickell. He will always be one of my most remembered teachers and coaches. Remembering in baseball when we made an error, made a bad throw, or took a third ball strike, he would talk in a way that would build us up instead of breaking us down. It would make us want to be better next time. His coaching demeanor was something that I've tried to emulate as a high school basketball coach. He would never scream or belittle us and this is something I've tried to do on and off the playing field. I thank Coach Nickell for several life lessons ! Sincerely, Pete & Judy Johnson P.S. Mrs. Nickell, do you have those size 18 sneakers?


BARBARA STEPP MONTEITH posted on 12/3/15

So sorry to hear about the passing of Paul nickel. he was my history teacher at East High . I was in the CLASS OF 1967. HE WAS A GREAT TEACHER.


Sharon & Tommy King posted on 12/3/15

So sorry for your loss. Mr. Nickel was a great teacher and coach at East High. Our thoughts and prayers to the family. Sharon&Tommy King Class of 69/70


Betsy Copolillo posted on 12/3/15

Dear Mrs. Nickell, My sincerest sympathies to you and your family. You and Mr. Nickell meant a lot to me. You both were very good roll models for me. You are in my prayers. Betsy


Bill Case posted on 12/3/15

We have fond memories of Coach Nickell from our years at EHHS. Our deepest sympathies to his family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.


Carson Calton posted on 12/3/15

What a wonderful and full life he lived! Thoughts and prayers to all the family.


Tom and Kay Williams posted on 12/2/15

SaraLee, Greg, Phil and Andrew, We want to express our deepest sympathy to your family. May God grant you comfort, peace and strength for each day. Your family has been very special to us over the years. We will always have many fond memories of these times. Tom and Kay Williams


Carole Clark posted on 12/2/15

Loving memories of a fine man. Condolences to the Nickell family, especially Sara. Love to you all, Carole



Shane Bradley posted on 12/2/15

Mrs Nickell. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband my prayers are with you and your family at this time. Former student at East Henderson class of 1990.


Leone Alexander posted on 12/1/15

Sara Lee and family, We are saddened to read about Paul's death. We offer our condolences to all of you during this time of loss and pray for your comfort and peace. Sincerely, Leone and Paul Alexander