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Charles R. Nickles, 1949 – 2023



Charles Nickles obituary

Charles was born June 2, 1949, in Memphis, Tennessee, but grew up in Cleveland, Mississippi. He graduated from Cleveland High School in 1967. He attended Delta State College before transferring to Mississippi State University where he graduated in 1972.

He went to work at Waterways Experiment Station (now Engineering, Research and Development Center [ERDC]). He retired from Waterways in March 2004.

He has two children from his first marriage, Kathryn Nickles Roehm, born May 7, 1974, and Jennifer Rose Nickles, born September 21, 1977 (deceased). On February 16, 1983, he married Marleine Helmka Rentschler.

There are two step-children from this marriage, Christy Rentschler Lynn, born January 7, 1973, and Robert (Bob) Rentschler, born August 1, 1975. Charles enjoyed many sports, including golf, softball, and basketball. He also loved fishing, duck hunting, and deer hunting. He and his wife, Marleine, spent many hours together deer hunting. He loved spending time with his family every chance he got.

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