Orville P Nickles

February 27, 1957 ~ June 9, 2019

Born in: Johnson City , TN
Resided in: Johnson City , TN

Orville Porter Lee Nickles, age 62, of Johnson City, died Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Johnson City.

He was born on February 27, 1957 to the late Carl Allen Jr and Myrtle Pruchett.

Orville was known for his generous and caring heart. He helped everybody and would give the shirt off his back to someone in need. He enjoyed fishing and woodworking.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Sutphin; and brothers, Elmer Nickles and Issac “Buck” Nickles.

Orville is survived by a sister, Brenda Nickles; brother, Roger (and wife, Penny) Nickles; several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews; his close friend, Joseph Barlow; and his beloved dog, Winnie.

The family of Orville will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Morris-Baker Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Washington County Memory Gardens in Johnson City. Meet at the cemetery by 2:20 p.m.


Visitation: June 19, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Morris-Baker Funeral Home
2001 E Oakland Ave
Johnson City, TN 37601


Committal Service: June 19, 2019 2:30 pm

Washington County Memory Gardens
113 Memory Gardens Dr
Johnson City, TN 37615

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  1. Eric Barlow says:

    Orville will be missed dearly. He was a friend that would do anything for you without hesitation. I know he is sitting by a camp fire talking about what he found at the flea market. Love you buddy, can’t wait to come fishing with you.

  2. Liz Irwin says:

    Orville was the rock in our family. He may have been my cousin but I felt he was more a brother. He was always so helping to everyone and had no mean or hateful bone in his body. He will be greatly missed by so many family and friends. With much love buddy until we meet again. Your loving family in Delaware: Jim, Liz, Eric, Bryan, Kristen and Carson

  3. Jeff Trivett says:

    Orval was a brother to me. He always told people he was going to call me when there was tr trouble, i will always remember Orval for the old ways of living his Mom and Dad lived not the way he lived, but his actions love, respect, kind hearted to everyone. My buddy… I will miss you.
    I know you are in a better place away from this this place that seemed to take from you. You Rest In Peace now. I can only hope I can be good as you to met up with you in the remembrance of god..

  4. Dallas Nelson says:

    Orville was such a great man. I will always remember him either doing yard work, or relaxing with Winnie. He taught me so many things, and he wouldn’t hesitate to help me, or anyone for that matter. I hope you are resting well, and are enjoying your time with the family. Mom, Jessica and I love you and definitely already miss you.

  5. Phyllis Thielemann says:

    What a sweet sweet man. so loving and unassuming. You will be missed by many. <3

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