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“He was the best father ever. He was an amazing guy. Funniest guy I've ever met. I think about him everyday. He will never be forgotten. He's always...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: jordan nichols - daughter

“So there is not just one memory to pick from.. There are a lifetime of memories. So i will just start by saying that my uncle Johnnie is a amazing...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Keeara Huddleston - McMinnville, OR

“I can't believe it. John was great. We had a good connection and I have very fond memories of him. He came to Chicago and we enjoyed a White Sox game...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Friend from Chicago - Chicago , IL

“I remember Johnnie as being very friendly,agentle soul and a stright up kinda guy. I have to admit I havent seen him since high school and missed him...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: beth windle cromwell - WA

“Johnnie... He will be missed. I remember him from grade school. We became very good friends, and somehow lost touch throughout the years. Still,...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Dean Sanchez - McMinnville, OR

“I went to Elementary School, on through High School with Jonnie. I always admired his talents, especially in Baseball. He's a good guy, and will be...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Chris Trunde - McMinnville, OR

“John will always be remembered. We all looked to him as a brother. My condolences to his family and dear friends. He will sorely be missed. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Frank Roberts - Torrance, CA

“I only knew Johnnie as a child years ago. Gwen was my daycare for several years. I remember Johnnie was very shy but always very nice. And I also...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Priscilla Abrams - McMinnville, OR

“Johnnie played with my son, Chris, on the Babe Ruth baseball team Rex Homes sponsored and which my former husband coached in the early 80s. He was...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Sharon Hunt - McMinnville, OR

“Johnnie, I was shocked when I saw your photo in the News Register! I knew you in HS many hundreds of years ago, and I'm so sorry for your suffering....Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Jill - McMinnville, OR

“Our deepest sympathies to all of your family during this difficult time. Mike & Maria Barrett and family ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Mike & Maria Barrett - Sammamish, WA

“We both went to school with Johnnie, Jeff was class of '85, Liana class of '86. We remember many good things, but particularly watching him play...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Jeff and Liana Russell - OR

“Johnnie was my very first crush in elementary school. I never forgot that. He has always held a place in my heart. I will truly miss him. My...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Jami Queener (fka Moberg) - OR


Johnnie is survived by his two children, Jordan Nichols, 16, and Calvin Nichols, 15, mother Gwen Hermens, stepfather Joe Hermens of McMinnville, father Dean Nichols, stepmother Mary Nichols of Salem, two sisters Patty Ringnalda and her husband Larry of Dayton and Pam Fontenot and her husband Dennis of Tucson, AZ, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Johnnie graduated from McMinnville High School in 1985 where he played basketball and baseball and was named High School Player of the Year 1985. He attended the University of Portland where he continued to play baseball, followed by more schooling and baseball at George Fox University. His hobbies were camping, fishing, golf and spending time with his children. Memorial services will be held Friday, August 14, 2009 at 3:00 pm at Chapel of Macy and Son in McMinnville. In lieu of flower, an account has been set up at First Federal, McMinnville, for his children’s education..

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