SOUTH PORTLAND — Alfred Lincoln “Al” Nichols, 92, of Yarmouth, died Sunday Oct. 24.
On Dec. 27, 1917, He was born in Nobleboro, a son of Cora (Benner) and Wesley Nichols, and was educated in local schools.
He attended Hanson’s Barber School in Portland, and was a barber for over 45 years.
On Sept. 1, 1936, he married the love of his life, Daisy Gray.
During World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific until he was honorably discharged as a Petty Officer, Second Class.
Upon his return, he and Daisy settled in Rockland where he operated Nichols Barber Shop until his retirement.
Civic-minded, he devoted his free time to coaching Little League, supporting Cub Scouts and served on the School Board. He was a member of the American Legion, the Elks Club, the Shriners and was a 32nd-degree Mason.
Personable, outgoing, and with a great sense of humor, he was never one to express regret, but was always joyful, living in the moment.
He will be remembered for his forward thinking and incredible positive attitude.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at the South Portland Nursing Home for the wonderful care they provided.
He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Daisy, his sister, Elizabeth Cousins, and his brother, John M. Nichols.
Survivors include his three children, Mary Caldwell and her husband Robert of Keene, N.H., Dr. Wesley G. Nichols and his wife Nancy of New London, N.H., and Cindy Scott and her husband Gregory of Freeport; seven grandchildren, Bill Caldwell, his wife Eileen and their children Riley and Liam; Sean Caldwell, his wife Karen and their children Morgan and Collin; Erik Caldwell, his wife Jennie and their children Kayley and Kaidin; Scott Nichols and his wife Jess; Todd Nichols, his wife Lindsay and their daughter Madelyn; Ryan Scott, and Whitney Scott.
A funeral service was held last week.
Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.
Please visit lindquistfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.
Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital, International Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.