James Curtis Nichols


(September 8, 1958 – January 15, 2023)

James Curtis Nichols, age 64, passed away, Sunday, January 15, 2023, in Marble Falls, Texas. Curtis, as he was known to most, was born September 8, 1958, in Lawton, Oklahoma to James and Anita Reed Nichols. The family moved to a small farm in the Cottonwood Community, Dublin, Texas when he was two years old; He started to school and graduated from Dublin ISD in 1977. During this time, he was involved in Little League, Boy Scouts, a member of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting National Honor Society, Dublin Lions sports, Drama, and UIL plays. He was proud of his hometown visiting as often as his schedule would allow.

Curtis received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas. He received a Certificate in Meteorology from Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi and earned an American Meteorological Society Seal of approval.

His career spanned Radio, Television, and Sales in Weather Radar Instrumentation and Engineering.  He began his radio years at KCLT, Lockhart and KVET-KASE, Austin, Texas. He then moved into television as a Reporter, Producer and Anchor at KCEN-TV in Temple/Waco.  He occasionally did weather spots and this began his love of Weather Reporting and serious study of meteorology. His experience at KTBC-TV, Austin as Weathercaster, then KSAT-TV, San Antonio as a Meteorologist, helped pave his way to Austin, Texas when he joined KVUE-TV, Austin’s only group of all AMS Sealed Meteorologists and led the station’s coverage of the devastating Jarrell, TX tornado in May of 1997.

Curtis then moved behind the camera with all his experience to sell radar equipment to television stations for Barons Services, a national company for radar and radar display.  His desire to live in Florida led him to Digital Broadcast Services centered in Gainesville, Fl, where his experience in instrumentation and sales led him to Top Salesperson for 2008 through 2016. He had many territories across the United States and traveled extensively.   He retired from Digital Broadcast as Vice President of Southern US Sales in 2018.

Curtis is preceded in death by his father, James Wesley Nichols, brother, Charles Nichols, Grandparents, Charlie and Vermell (Brown) Nichols, and James and Winnie (Ray) Reed.

Curtis is survived by, Anita Nichols of Marble Falls, Texas, Kristen Noel Nichols of San Marcos, Texas, Diane Nichols of Salado, Texas, Patsy Cook of Andrews, Texas, Bob and Bonnie Price of Andrews, Texas, Boyd and Luene Nichols of Belton, Texas, and James and Bianca Reed of Shenandoah, Iowa along with a host of other relatives and friends who will miss his presence dearly.

Curtis loved music; he sang, played guitar, and the piano. He was an avid supporter of local music during his days in Austin. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to donate in his memory may do so to…

Dublin Band Booster

P.O. Box 238

Dublin, Texas 76446

There will be a Memorial service held at a later date.

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