Bill was born on December 11, 1919 in Nashville, Tennessee.


T.A. & Mayme Nicks with their two children, Tommy and Mildred moved to this house before Bill was born in 1919.  The address was 4703 Nevada Avenue, Nashville, TN.  Bill was actually born in this

house and lived here until he went to Freed-Hardeman in 1941.  His sister, Mildred died while they were living in this house at age 19.  After his father’s death in 1956, his mother continued to live here

until her death in 1969.  Bill’s sister, Betty lived directly across the street after she married.  His Aunt, Clara King lived two streets over and his Uncle Bob and Aunt Lena  lived up the street on Nevada. 

Ma Nicks was living with Bob & Lena at the time of her death.


Bill is second from the left in the second row from the top. 

Bill’s first, second and third grade teacher was Miss Anderson.

She is pictured at the right of this second grade picture.