Edward Nichols • March 19, 2023

Edward Nichols, age 76 of Pensacola, Florida, passed away on March 19, 2023. He was born in Hogansville, GA, but has lived in the Pensacola area for the last 64 years. He retired from Monsanto as an Environmental Operator after dedicating 30+ years to the company. Edward was an avid fisherman and was involved in many fishing clubs.

Edward was preceded in death by his mother, Rosa Mae Hamilton; grandfather, James T. Grissett; and grandmother, Letha B. Grissett.

He is survived by his daughter, Anita Brown (Tim); son, Brian Nichols; sister, Judy Hamilton; four grandchildren: Nathaniel Brown, Taylor Arruda (Ethan), Eileen Brown, and Luke Nichols; a great-grandson, Emerson Arruda; his former spouse & forever friend, Valerie Nichols; and a host of other family and friends.

The family would like to thank “his girls”: Melissa, Christina, Markesha, and Bianca from Better Health; and Emerald Coast Hospice for their care and compassion.

  1. Melanie McCallum says:

    Ed will be missed. He was very special to me. I loved his dry wit. Rest in peace.

  2. Tammy Jackson-Rowell says:

    Honored to have known you.

  3. Debbie Reid says:

    Uncle Ed was a very special man with a huge heart. My thoughts and prayers are with Valerie, Anita and Brian through this difficult time. He will be remembered with warm, loving thoughts.

  4. Christina Messer says:

    It was an honor and a privilege getting to know Mr. Nichols and taking care of him. He’s one of the sweetest and smartest men I have ever met. You will be missed. Fly high Angel. I miss you already.

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